Eloise stood away from the others as detached as if she’d been in Rome. Whilst her so-called friends paraded before the boys like so much fresh meat, Eloise waved them away. Whilst the others coerced and cajoled, fluttered eyes and waggled worse, she looked off into some unknown secret. I likened her to heaven, distant, yet a goal worth waiting for. Wait, I did. Wait, I would. Always.


50 Word Stories – Closed

50 Word Stories – Closed

We loved each other, you and I. Days stood completed not when dusk dispersed in merging shadows, but when we commanded. Time had no meaning. The outside world had no place. When you opened your eyes life mattered. Only then. So why now are they closed?

This Time

This time will be different

The stars have aligned

Though I look through darkened glass

At cosmic forces in motion

But I’m sure

Yes, I’m sure

The clouds have swept aside

To reveal everything 

The moon smiling in broad circles

Of silver promises and altered gravities 

No deep, black holes

I’d see them

So this time

Yes, this time

Everything will be right

Perfect, unique

As though written in hieroglyphs 

For all history to see

We’ll be legend

Hades and Persephone reborn

This time

Yes, this time

Unlike all the rest

50 Word Stories: Just Dancing

We twirled in the tide with nothing but the ocean and our breaths for an orchestra. Above, the moon waltzed with the stars as if captured by the mood. Time was an afterthought, sunrise and sunset distant memories. Even the night paused. Why? Because sometimes you just have to dance.

50 Word Stories – Francesca (A Dream)

Francesca breezed amongst the flowers like a butterfly on the wing, light and carefree. Dressed for the summer even though it was cool, her silk blouse tousled in synchronicity to her long, blonde hair, her smile radiant. I could’ve watched her all day. Looking longingly from my window, I did.