Stories

A Memory of My Grandpa

September 9, 2015

We drove down the long straight highway. The air changed from cool and fog-filled to warm and dry. Grayson squirmed in his carseat as mom handed him one toy after another. And then we were there, knocking on the door of my grandparents’ house. My little one was hesitant, hid behind my leg, clutched my […]

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Not All Who Wander Are Lost

September 2, 2015

In my imagination lives an image of a pilot, sitting in a cockpit, seeing an approaching storm. Dark clouds have been on my horizon and I find myself plunging into heavy gray. As any good pilot would, I attempt to steer toward the sun and make plans to go to the zoo with friends. The […]

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A Kitchen Spoon

August 26, 2015

I hear his voice coming from the kitchen. “Pease. Helpa, helpa.” I consider that maybe teaching him these sweet words, convincing words, may be backfiring.  Reluctantly I leave my warm cup of coffee next to my cozy spot on the couch and round the corner into the kitchen. Grayson’s big blue eyes look up at me. […]

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Sweet Sleep, A Poem

August 19, 2015

Forehead pressed to cheek Tiny nails pinch my neck I sing of summer.   Feet dig, body rolls Warm breath settles slowly We stand, sway, rock,   Eyelids flutter shut A button starts the sound of heartbeats in the night   I squeeze and kiss you Lower you carefully down You sleep as I slip away […]

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Gentle Reminders

August 12, 2015

What am I going to do for dinner? How much sugar is in raisins? Is it too much sugar given how many of them Grayson eats? Swim is tomorrow. Are our suits clean? Are they even out of the car from last week? I wonder if raisins are high in iron. Grayson needs iron. I pull […]

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