Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Summers Gone By

It’s miserably hot (again) in Florida, so I hibernated inside today. I was skimming through some photos and found this from a recent trip up north. It brought back memories of my youthful summers in the Midwest. August had a different feel back in the day 😉 It inspired the haiku (or maybe it's a… Continue reading Summers Gone By

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

Un’altra notte rossa

All around me, conversations swell. I understand little but instead of seeming cacophonous, the words soothe. They distract from my reality until the prosecco dulls the pain.     Then the old woman who runs the osteria stands over me, “Ciligie”? Seeing the cherries shakes me from my stupor. She continues, “Devi rimanere per La Notte… Continue reading Un’altra notte rossa

Haiku & Other Poetry, tutto e niente

Pure Haiku Featured Writer (2-4)

Please don’t let my tardiness be mistaken for diminished gratitude! It’s just been a chaotic week. Thank you so much to Freya for the opportunity and Elisa Ang for choosing me as Unfurling’s Featured Writer. I’m still gobsmacked by your choice! Also thanks to #WritePhoto for a perfect photo inspiration to illustrate my gratitude and to Alethea… Continue reading Pure Haiku Featured Writer (2-4)

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

For the Best

Molly watched and wondered. Mama always told her it was for the best. They weren’t really captives. It was for protection. They’d hurt themselves or others if they were free. But still, Molly wondered. Were they happy? Sad? Were they envious? Did they know they weren’t free? Or was mama right and they didn’t even… Continue reading For the Best

Flash Fiction, tutto e niente

An Impromptu Decision

It had been an impromptu decision. A be in the moment, what could possibly go wrong, you only live once, I’m not THAT old, you’re not the boss of me kind of non-decision decision. The kind that had ruled (or almost ruined if you asked her) his life until she came along. No. This couldn’t… Continue reading An Impromptu Decision