Friday, September 30, 2016

"Curmudgeon" wasn't a strong enough word to describe Barney who it was joked came out of the womb a grumpy old man.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Ralph always kept his Gone Fishin' sign on the door of his office since he spent half his life actually 
angling and the rest of the time as a reporter trawling for news. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pulling green tomatoes off her vines following the first frost, Rachel knew the long winter months were on the way.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Through the dark wood they drove towards a light in the distance.

Monday, September 26, 2016

By mid-September he was ready to toss the radio out the window, smash the computer, and cut the cable to avoid any more news about the presidential race.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The sun hung high in the sky; dusty light slicing through the shades, accusing me of shiftlessness.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The dog snarled and snapped its jaws before realizing the boy had brought him a treat.

Friday, September 23, 2016

His moral compass broken, he wandered the political wasteland with a flamethrower to kill off anything still growing there.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The old park, shaggy and unkempt, stood in stark contrast to the ever-changing neighborhood and was the last refuge of the lost and lonely.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I wandered the streets of the city I once called home no longer able to visualize the welcoming shops and careworn homes that had been replaced by glass and steel monoliths.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The older and better known the author became, the less he felt inclined to keep his opinions to himself.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Time seemed to shift and change in the garden, from the slow routine of putting seeds into the ground, weeding and waiting, to that brief burst of frenetic activity when the harvest came in.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

We threw what little we had saved onto the boat and leapt aboard like gazelles fleeing from a a hungry lion.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The glow of America's television sets cast long dark shadows across the land.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The excitement and anticipation I once felt about amusement parks was now reserved for research libraries.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lucy danced and danced letting all the lies and hurt pour out of her like the sweat that cascaded from her body.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The old music played on and on full of sweet bitterness and light, a door for the old man to cross through.

Monday, September 12, 2016

He recalled the faces looking out from the home-made posters that filled the subway walls, the hollow stares of the other subway riders and the stench of burnt plastic that seemed to cling to everything even days later.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

When Frank was fired for his refusal to embrace social media, he took his old rolodex with him, throwing the newspaper into a tizzy when the editors realized he was the only one with any real connections to the community.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

He walked in a daze through the billowing smoke, the incessant chanting echoing in his ears.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Halfway through her forties Sally wondered exactly when she would begin feeling like an adult and worried that there might be something wrong with her.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

From the heights of the Broadway stage Alice had tumbled and rolled right down to the Coney Island boardwalk where she performed in a third-rate burlesque show.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Her mask of civility was seen to slip with each sip of her sherry at the garden party.

Monday, September 5, 2016

He spent half his life poisoning himself and the other half recovering.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

The drunken captain fell asleep at the wheel as the ship headed directly into the path of the hurricane.

Friday, September 2, 2016

"weird how one tiny moment can change everything," Ike thought as he squeezed the trigger.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Burned out and forgotten by her public by age 12, Kathy's comeback attempts stalled until she was caught up in a murder investigation that helped kickstart her career.