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”