A Cozy Night

A cold night, A crackling campfire, An open terrace, A sliver of the moon, A cashmere blanket, A cup of hot cocoa, A paperback in hand, And a loving cuddle.   via Daily Prompt: Cozy

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Me and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Salon

"Dad, I'm off to the salon!" "For what? You seem just fine." My dad's widow's peak resurfaced from the Sunday newspaper for a wee second and drowned back in. "I want to cut my hair. It's been ten months since I styled them last. Plus, I want a new look for the new year!" "Honey,... Continue Reading →

Fat Chance

[Author's note: It's been a long time since I posted a story! So, I wrote for today's daily prompt: relate. This story comes from the bottom of my heart. I was a victim of fat-shaming through most of my childhood. I still am fat-shamed, but I'm no more a victim. I am a survivor. And... Continue Reading →

The Myth of Happiness

"Are you happy? If not consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street." Hardcore Agatha Christie fans would hunt through the Tuesday Classifieds to assure themselves that the Dame's famed characters do exist in flesh and blood. (Of course, conspiracy theorists as well.) But, suppose you see a similar ad in the paper, what would you... Continue Reading →

The Last Laugh

An old withered lady, Lying solemnly on her deathbed, Counted her shallow breaths, That faded with every expiration. Her shrivelled ears, Were attuned to words of disrepute, Of verbal filth and guttural utters, Though fortuitous enough, To catch and desperately latch onto syllables, Of pretended love for her, Of actual love for her fortunes. But now,... Continue Reading →

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