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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Kecia Spartin. Thank you Kecia! Evelyn said to the serpent, “Same old tricks, eh?” “They’ve worked for years.” Serpent slithered closer, his long body uncoiling to lightly brush her arm. Evelyn hugged her basket of apples closer,remembering father’s warning about the evil one. Show no fear, she thought and  … Continue reading

Keeping secrets

                                                   image:   The Elks’ Lodge is hosting the annual kids’ Christmas party. Dressed in holiday finery the little ones are awaiting the arrival of Santa, who seems to be late for the event. Trudy and Sally, manning the refreshment table are beginning to get worried. Cecile comes across the room holding the hand of … Continue reading


This week’s photo prompt is provided by Maria with Doodles and Scribbles. Thank you Maria!   In the town at the edge of nowhere, hope was not allowed to show itself. Christmas, no longer celebrated, was only a memory housed in the brain of the oldest resident. If you asked, he would stroke his long beard … Continue reading

Surprise Visit

  This week’s photo prompt is provided by Yinglan Z. Thank you Yinglan. Mae cracked three eggs, beating them well before adding them to the cake batter. Her nephew Kevin was coming today, bringing with him six year old Jenny. Or maybe seven? She would have to get that right for the candles. While the … Continue reading

Keeping Time

  “Isn’t Keeping Time a misnomer for your title, Jessie?” Mark asked. “How can you keep it? Time I mean. Even the moment I asked that question is gone. Maybe spending time would make more sense.” “You’re wasting my time with this line of thinking,” Jessie said. Why don’t you go spend your time away … Continue reading