Hidden in the Rock

He positioned himself on an elevated rock, senses on high alert. He breathed in trying to catch a scent of anything threatening his kin. Since his second birthday, his mother said he had a responsibility to protect the others. His community housed 80 and once the...

He’s Alive!

Margaret Mae stood at the entrance to the prison that held her beloved Joshua. Her boss and best friend was sentenced to life imprisonment for his supposed crimes. The trial was laced with false witnesses and tampered evidence. How could the courts convict someone as...

Facing our Fears

“Mommy, I had a bad dream,” I said as I climbed onto her bed. Dad groaned and rolled over. Mom sat up and put her arms around me. “It’s okay. It’s not real.” I sniffed, wiping the tears from my cheeks. “But, it scared me.” She caressed my back as if trying to remove...

Morning Glories

Morning glories are God’s way of smiling at us. Their perfect wide faces shine brightly. They are my favorite flower and in the summer time I love to sit at my table on my deck early in the morning. They greet me with lots of blooms as I work on my writing or...

Look Closer

Roxanne stopped outside the door and turned. “I can’t do this.” “Yes, you can,” Valerie said. “Come on.” She grabbed Roxanne’s arm and pulled her inside. The dimly lit room bustled with activity. Children giggled in one corner as a group of climbers were...

Happy Canada Day!

Yesterday was a special day here in Canada. On July 1, 1867 it was officially named Dominion Day—a holiday commemorating the formation of Canada. On October 27, 1982 Parliament changed it to Canada Day. I’m taking a small break this long weekend, but will...

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