“Raymond, before you ask, I know who they are, where they have been, and where they are going. I know, perhaps, why you are all so happy, but I am … Continue Reading Earth, Mars, and beyond.
Previous stories: https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/dont-fence-me-in/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/the-neighbours/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/16/lay-down-all-thoughts-surrender-to-the-void-it-is-shining-it-is-shining/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indeed, it was Old Granny in my rocking chair dream. Her back was to me, and the rocker creaked upon … Continue Reading Joshua’s dream
Previous stories: https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/dont-fence-me-in/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/the-neighbours/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Her name, as near as I can make it, is Khostra, and she “spoke” to me in symbols, visions, and … Continue Reading Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void. It is shining. It is shining.
All is soft silence, save for a ringing in the ears. Afterimage of thunderous chaos. Mister Puss, saucer-eyed, meows a sick meow. Looks this way and that, as if to … Continue Reading Crazy house
previous stories are: Paved with good intentions My little Miss Silver seeds The yard Don’t fence me in ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They were tall and olive skinned, with startling eyes. I had … Continue Reading The neighbours
previous stories are “Paved with good intentions” https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ “My little Miss” https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ “Silver seeds” https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ and “The yard” https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The children kept up their play, as children … Continue Reading Don’t fence me in
The heaviest of the fog was burning off, as quickly as clouds in a time lapse. The sun, westering towards zenith, cast a kaleidoscope of blinding beams on the silvered … Continue Reading The yard
The moon slides down into dizzy vision, a bright dime in deepening blue. Along the street of home, straggling snow in sleepy silence. Rising chimney smoke is breezeless, straight and … Continue Reading Humbug
“It was up here” he said. Out in a grayish dream of dank fog, we plodded through the cold muck of a cornfield. Thanks to the lights of a faraway … Continue Reading A riddle in the corn…
There was a man who loved his daughter. Not unusual, but this particular man was not very good at showing emotion, and thought that people would know, by his actions, … Continue Reading Rites of passage
Awakes, he does, in the foldable bed. Swims to the surface, breaks water. Beats the living daylights out of whatever it was they gave him. Geez, maybe it’s been a … Continue Reading Hullo again
The thing was, I couldn’t take her with me any more. Please understand. That frozen November morning, the ground was too hard for a burial, and after I had cried … Continue Reading My little Miss
Be very careful when eating mushrooms. That is my best advice at this time. I do not know how long it is that I have walked and wandered, sometimes just … Continue Reading Paved with good intentions
Memories of a night in I.C.U. some years ago. awoke suddenly two hours into sleep disoriented, heart racing wouldn’t slow Wife puts the cuff on pulse of one seventy five … Continue Reading A lost weekend (repost)
A chance encounter has left me with a strange sense of regret. It’s been my experience, when out in the marketplace, that people are usually impersonal, unless you happen to … Continue Reading In the coffee aisle
Few people turn on their outside lights at night, which means you sometimes have to do arithmetic and count down from the one house that does have its lights on, … Continue Reading Would you like beef with that pizza?