Tag Archives: Death of a loved one

The Tale of the Cat

I have a cat.  Well, that may be a somewhat erroneous statement but I vehemently deny even the faintest suggestion or innuendo that she has me.  I will however, although with some degree of hesitation, agree to the assertion that … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

The old man recalled thinking about the reasons why those who knew his wife and lived near her hadn’t visited the terminally ill neighbor, attended her funeral service or, after her death, expressed their heartfelt condolences to him.  Many of … Continue reading

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By Invitation Only

The old man’s day was ending and as the darkness sank low over the land he began to fall into sleep.  In his sleep he began a journey, one that he had thought about so often.  He traveled on and … Continue reading

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An Ozark Murder Mystery

The seeds that were planted each spring in the fields grew into stalks of corn, babies were born and the elderly passed into memories. The routine of life itself continued on relatively unchanged.  But, for five long years questions had … Continue reading

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Souvenirs in the Closet

I stood quietly in that room, quite alone, with nothing more than my thoughts as I stared at the closet door handle for what seemed a very long time.  However, I’m sure it was truly no more than a moment … Continue reading

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I Dream of Manoppello

I awoke from a dream that I was convinced would go unexplained.  The dream was about a word, Manoppello.  I believe many of my dreams are an amalgamation of one part fantasy and one part reality recollected. However, determining how … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Sweet Sister

Kre, her sister Paw and their mother and father went to the river that afternoon.  They went to the place of sadness where the large rock that rests on the river bottom rises up from the top of the water.  … Continue reading

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