A bit of Jade

“Where you off to, Jade?” He looked past me kind of shy-like. I had no idea what made me spill out my next words, except for fear of being alone and the urge to know him better. “Oh, I was just thinking about going down by Jupiter Lake and taking a stroll. It has been…

Elmer the Rich Man

Elmer Chastening stood atop a bluff overlooking his vast acreage. The velvet green rolling hills cascaded into the distance. The tall pine trees breathed in deeply and exhaled into the misty fog beneath. The thick, dense forest stretched its arms and waited patiently for maturity. But Elmer didn’t see trees. His eyes saw crisp dollar…

Blackberry Jam

You see the person you loved,The one that loved you back.They’ve quoted the same Book and sat in the same pew.You know– the right seats.The ones up close where you once thought the “important” people sitThey smile a plastic drawn on mess as you pass.No whispered hellos.What happened?You moved back two seats and then four…

Walter, Chapter #1

­­ Walter Chapter 1      Walter Kendal lay beside the tree stump, his head resting behind his arms in a heap of fall leaves. The air was crisp and cool with a freshness that beckoned the sun to come up. The tall evergreens trees stretched their arms towards the horizon. The woods were faintly dark with…