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Glass of Orange Peels

It is stunning.

Nothing but orange peels ripped in uneven shapes discarded into a tall glass.  Most of the peels facing outward, on display.  Exquisite with deep, ripe, dimpled chunks of skin protected behind a glass case. 630 more words


Legends of the Blackcat: Ghosts of Halloweens Past

Another installment of Legends of the Blackcat where I reminisce about trick or treating growing up and talking about defective Halloween costumes and so on. 55 more words


Quarter Life Crisis + Book Share: 'The Defining Decade'

Once I turned 25, I felt like life had slapped me in the face. I heard a voice in the back of my mind ask, … 601 more words


Finite Creatures

At what age did you realize you were not immortal? How did you react to that discovery?

“Why is uncle in box and wearing a suit? 373 more words

Daily Prompt

On the Corner of Oak Branch Road

I will live in many houses in my lifetime, but until I’ve lived in a single house for 21 years, that house on the corner of Oak Branch Road will always be a very special place. 380 more words


Dinner party

In the last couple of weeks, I have been to an abnormally large number of dinner parties, presumably my friends’ efforts to grow up? It involves meeting up at someone’s lavishly decorated kitchen with drawers and cupboards filled with contraptions that I daren’t ask the use of. 129 more words

Our Job Now

It isn’t easy letting go of our kids.
Daily phone calls fade into weekly or monthly.
No need to lay guilt or blame,
because we’re pleased they are happy and busy. 48 more words

Living Simply