A Journey into Creativity


Rip, rip, rip. The seam was well hidden inside. But the dress needed altering; it must be done. The flowing red plaid skirt puffed about as she separated the black velvet top from the skirt. She sighed. How she hated to pull a brand new garment apart. The top was a sloppy fit. But the […]

Holiday Hunt

The shelves and racks overflow with gifts galore, but the search for that one special toy alludes. Clothes and shoes, and even more abound, but that pink top cannot be found. How is it we have so much stuff, but what we have isn’t what we want? It’s all the leftover unwanted things from which […]

Snow Globe

“Give it a shake!” The salesclerk coaxed her. “Watch the magic unfold!” The little girl gently tilted and shook the snow globe. When she set it back up, the snow swirled around the trees and the small family of deer prancing in the forest scene. Her brown eyes stared intently, seeing other woodland creatures come […]

Santa Loves Tex-Mex!

Wonder, wide-eyed wonder, filled innocent eyes. Children grew huge smiles and danced about. The adults waved behind giddy laughter. Ever gracious, they’d wave and smile back. Who would have guessed, this December eve, we’d all come in to see in the middle of the restaurant the season’s famous couple, Mrs. Claus and Santa! Their presence […]


A gentle wind blows across the lake, making the windchime dance. A melodious sound fills the air with each strike of the clapper. A breath in, a breath out, a few moments to find calm. The wind stops its breath, and the chimes soon still. But the birds return, flit among the branches and share […]

Optimistic Planner

Wandering the aisles, she slid her hand over the covers of planners screaming 2023 is on its way. The red one catches her eye, and she picks it up then flips through the pages. Yes, this style will work. But the cover creeps her out. It feels like plastic, leather, and shaved fur…not pleasant at […]

Double Work

Mistakenly, she thought, four hands were better than two. But twice makes quadruple the work. Don’t get me wrong, partnership is good. But then there are those moments, Hands and arms covered in suds, When you wonder, why can’t it all get done. Rinsed dishes under dirty, enough! Now it’s a double wash, and an […]

The Easy Life

Life, on the rocks, hard as can be. But time wears the rough edges away, And the stones turn smooth and slick. Over and over, the waves beat on. Eventually the rock turns to rubble, The rubble turns to grainy sand. The grains continue to wear away, Until nothing but powder remains. The water recedes, […]

Own It!

Here we go again, another struggle on its way. It isn’t mine, but she tries to lay it at my feet. How did this happen, this confusion and dismay? Every direction turns into her latest defeat. I have to hold my tongue and direct; With tears, it isn’t time to correct. So, I let her […]

Love Makes Light

Glints of lights bounce around, Glitter reflecting candlelight, Twirling about in wooden floors, For a few moments, the world was all right. Joyful music filled the spacious hall, A lively clamor from wall to wall. Hand holding and dancing close, Tuxedos and shimmery dresses, A fanciful buffet spread served, And away went all of the […]


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