Dinosaurs in the Basement

Warm and humid air blew through the rain forest. The two brothers found themselves perfectly lost amidst a mysterious world. Was it a jungle in Africa, or a forest in Japan? Wherever they were, they knew they were no longer in 1998. BOOM! An enormous and heavy thud bellowed throughout the land and shook theContinue reading “Dinosaurs in the Basement”

The King and Queen

As he stood there by his writing desk, he looked over to her. There was something too familiar about the look in her eye as she was dressed by her lady’s maids. She looked back at him as she thought the same. Why hadn’t she yet seen how much like her own his eyes were?Continue reading “The King and Queen”

The Three Necessities of Truth

The alarming calls of the roosters can be heard from afar as they awaken the blacksmith’s apprentice. He is met by the amber glow of dawn, on a misty autumn morning. He wakens, and smells and hears frying meat. The roosters’ call is now joined by the squeals of pigs as they are fed theirContinue reading “The Three Necessities of Truth”

The Wisdom of a Father

Under the vastness of the open and endless starlit night sky, a yellow lab looks to her owner. She smiles and pants with anticipation and excitement to run and play. He removes her leash and away the pup will run. This man will look to the sky and in silent wisdom cry. His respect forContinue reading “The Wisdom of a Father”

The Mother Who Adopted

She walks over to the stereo and loads the vinyl. She presses play and awaits the tunes. Her sister walks in from the kitchen with two glasses of white wine. Her husband is cooking in the kitchen, and her two young boys assist. Funky acoustic sounds fill the warm living room. Then, syncopated minor pianoContinue reading “The Mother Who Adopted”

When a Girl Finds Her Power: Part 2

“Now Rebecca, try not to explode it. I know you can, but please focus on moving it two inches to the right.” Paul, Rebecca’s father said as he ran to the other side of the basement to take cover behind the weightlifting set. Rebecca, just a few weeks after graduation had made many changes. HerContinue reading “When a Girl Finds Her Power: Part 2”

What Not to do With Dolls.

His name was Cody, and everyone wanted him. He was kind, funny, and always went out of his way to help anyone. He always stood up for the kids who got bullied. He was also really smart, but rarely ever did he let anyone see that side of him. Cody was very much down toContinue reading “What Not to do With Dolls.”

The Boy Who Captured the Muse

It was a brisk September early evening. The sun grew tired as mist played along the blades of grass. Smells of burning wood and grilling flirted amongst the breeze. Dinner in his belly, a young boy grew eager. No, not for dessert, but for the chance that his father might take him out to catchContinue reading “The Boy Who Captured the Muse”