Daniel’s head hurt so badly. He tried to make sense of the pain. He touched his temples with his first and second fingers. Throbbing. Throbbing. Throbbing like a partially deflated balloon being squeezed just to the point of bursting, over and over and over again. His bed was so cold. Had he peed himself in the night again as he slept? He wondered. He curled up into a tight ball trying desperately to capture the warmth of his blankets. Blankets. He felt around himself, eyes…Continue Reading “Daniel’s Place”
Bailey was a most willing participant. She would run through the grass in the sunlight as many times as that slimy nub of a stick would be tossed. Derek would watch her enthusiasm with delight every day, especially days like today. On this day the sun was bright and high in the sky. There were beams of light, yellow and orange, mingling through sparse clouds creating a magnificently hazy scene. “A true portrait of beauty.” He thought to himself as he started another round of…Continue Reading “Lifetime In A Bottle – Chapter 1”
Clang tick tick tick tick Clang tick tick BANG! Derek sleepily opened his eyes just in time to be engulfed in the smoke that started to billow out in front of him and there was a terrible wind. “What in all the… “. Derek started to ask himself as he waved his hands angrily to clear the smoke. “Did I lose consciousness?” He speculated. “What are all these gauges for?” As soon as he finished that thought, the smoke cleared and his vision returned. “When…Continue Reading “Lifetime In A Bottle – Chapter 2”
Derek shook his head a bit to get himself together just before pulling himself up on the side of the cockpit’s rim. He could see the shore, but it was still going to be quite a swim. He hurriedly removed his shoes and socks, stuffed the socks into his shoes, and tied the shoes together. The water was up to his hips now and coming in fast. “Gotta work on that landing.” He said to himself as he slung the tethered shoes around his neck…Continue Reading “Lifetime In A Bottle – Chapter 3”
A Flight Forgotten
Silently she stood, washing the blood out of her silk shirt dismayed at herself and furious for what she had let happen. He was just a boy. He was just a boy!
Tears fell from her chin into the stained old ceramic farm sink she’d loved so much. Her world was shattered. She was overcome with grief, but unable to identify it as such. To her it was just the answer. The answer to this question she had lived eternally.
She did not even try to work it out in her mind. She did not even try to consider it.
The final chapter had been written and it was penned in utter darkness.