Illusions of Sanity, part five

Ambrose was evidently alarmed by their reactions. “This is why we exist,” he said gently.  “We fight their nightmares to bring some measure of succor.  You need to hold to that duty.” Marley left Ambrose to reinforce the younger bear’s morale.  She continued to study the place. Placing her hand on a tree sent images... Continue Reading →

Illusions of Sanity, part four

Marley began to walk around seemingly at random.  Latricia watched with puzzlement and looked to Sonny and Ambrose.  Both bears shrugged and watched intently. The bear was reaching out with her hand as though looking for some texture in the air.  When she stopped, they watched a pantomime of patting at the air. All three... Continue Reading →

Voices Within, final installment

Staggering back, the bear stood still and bowed, his eyes closed against pain.  For a moment it seemed he would topple over, but instead stood straight and the lines of pain in his face softened.  Even at that distance, Montrose was certain the wound began to stitch itself closed, leaving only the tear in Barnabus’s... Continue Reading →

Voices Within, part six

A commotion outside caught their attention.  The windows distorted the outside world, but several shapes were visible.  The large display window suddenly cracked from an impact, causing those inside to step back, but, as quickly as they’d come, the figures were gone. The woman continued to cradle Uri in her arms.  He had begun to... Continue Reading →

Everyone into the handbasket…

I grew up terrified of the thought of hell, but that became overshadowed by the nightmare my own mind could brew. The thought of reaching my thirties was an alien concept. In a vague way, I expected to be dead long before life could inflict that on me. It wasn't a death wish, although it... Continue Reading →

Corroded Fury

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right,Because their words had forked no lightning theyDo not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying... Continue Reading →

Events have occured…

...and they have not all been good. Without going into details beyond saying there has been terrible losses, I ask prayers and du'as be made for these strangers. In other news, I have been flummoxed lately as a audit approaches. The focus of this would be the files I am responsible for. It has been... Continue Reading →

I Return

So, I have been missing for quite some time. Being inconsistent with an activity that is therapeutic is counter-productive, but my brain wouldn't work. I suppose you could say writer's block, but it would be more accurate to say that it was an absence of thought. I simply existed, emotionally and intellectually numb. There was... Continue Reading →

One of Life’s Annoyances

A while back I began writing fiction again and, against my misgivings, began to publish rough drafts in a serial fashion. I had made more progress than was accomplished in over a year, but now I find myself mired down. The events and most of the scenes are in my head, but actually writing them... Continue Reading →

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