And when it comes, it's like wildfire; Consuming, spell bounding Inexplicable desire; And when it comes, It comes without consent, Blatantly knocks you off your feet without repent; Digs deep into your soul, and grips Your heart, till the organ swells, Explodes into a mess of abstract art; It keeps you warm, Feeds you, Drives … Continue reading Wildfire


The Other World In Between

I imagined he would have a face like an angel’s. I thought it would be like looking into a mirror, and seeing my whole self, projected into another human being. I had all these ideas and dreams. I imagined holding your hands, walking down the street, maybe eating an ice cream or perhaps sharing a … Continue reading The Other World In Between


"One of the great joys of life is sailing to the horizon, not with displeasure of the journey there, but with anticipation of what lies beyond." ~unearthed citizen~ [Photo by Joel Hatfield]

The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 3 (Hidden Lives of Wives)

My wife Tamara had a side of her that I knew nothing about up until the afternoon when I took lunch to her work and found out she had quit two weeks before. I knew most of the blame was on me because I hadn’t been paying attention to the details, little things that I … Continue reading The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 3 (Hidden Lives of Wives)

Heaven’s Visiting Hours

If only heaven had visiting hours And RIP, Rest In peace Could be changed to RIP Return if possible I wallow in memories And yearn For conversation I can't earn one cause I don’t qualify Life has disqualified you And wiped you away from its face. I pace in breaths Can't face my fears My … Continue reading Heaven’s Visiting Hours


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~Maya Angelou~

The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 2 (Stalker)

I rubbed the slumber out of my eyes: that I was able to do that alone came as a bit of a shock. The last thing I could remember was being put to bed with a chloroform pacifier. I expected to wake up in handcuffs, maybe even staring at a TV showing a man with … Continue reading The Clandestine World of Tamara Lu, Ep 2 (Stalker)

The Black Mountain

The mist was heavier than usual this morning. And it was extra cold. Most of the miners were gearing up, putting away their tankards of steaming hot tea and stuffing their mouths with as much bread as they could before they went underground. The open pit bunch were a bit more leisurely, rigging up their explosives … Continue reading The Black Mountain

Johnny Kitt Episode 14: Takedown

The sun streamed through the narrow blinds of Bella’s tiny room. It was still weak and cast pink and golden rays around the room. The sunrise, however, did not find Johnny and his companions sleeping. Johnny was pacing nervously around the small room, whilst Bela was curled up in a corner, chewing thoughtfully on her … Continue reading Johnny Kitt Episode 14: Takedown