Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I heard the beat of the drums and the deep blatting of the tuba and knew Carnival time had once again arrived.

Monday, February 27, 2017

There was hardly time for anything else with all the distractions we'd created for ourselves.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Brent used his Christianity as a shield for his sexist, racist, and homophobic feelings.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

They had to look past the protesters and the hateful messages scrawled on placards in order to get a glimpse of their new home.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

 By the neon glow of the beer sign she saw him smile at someone across the room the way she wished he would smile at her.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Consumerism had even managed to infect the family dogs who would only play with new toys, eschewing anything that had a bite mark or scuff.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The days of wine and roses gave way to those of vinegar and weeds.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The old dog sat in the sun and with a satisfied yawn and stretch illustrated perfectly how we all felt about that spring day.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lori loved best of all the iridescent light of dawn before the world would wake.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

His lies were like a shoddily constructed fort perched upon a rotten tree limb that swayed dangerously with even the softest puff of wind.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alice hoped that love would eventually overpower the world's darker emotions, but she had her doubts.

Monday, February 13, 2017

The wind shook the limb and howled menacingly but the little mourning dove remained steadfast.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

It was worse at night when Kate's mind was free from distractions and could focus on all the problems of the world without solving a single one.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Each day he walked through the doors and stood behind the podium and choked out the lies with an anguished smile that he read from a paper that had been typed up for him.

Friday, February 10, 2017

As a child he was somehow closer to the rhythms of life and death, a connection he lost as an adult to his detriment.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The senator had a hard time discerning how history would view him since he couldn't see over the mountain of corporate cash that blocked the way.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The friendly shadows within beckoned me to the tavern with its possibility of a bit of solace on a night so terrible as this.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

She often felt like the silvery tinsel that clung to the Christmas tree after it had been dragged across the yard and unceremoniously dumped near the street.

Monday, February 6, 2017

They were stuck between the paranoid delusions of one leader and the racist policies of another.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Each night was a lottery in which death spun the wheel as the bombs rained down on the city.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The statue came tumbling down in a cloud of dust amid the ballyhoos of the crowd.

Friday, February 3, 2017

The wind-swept mountains were his home now but soon the capital would fall and he would return home in glory.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

He washed the man's feet as a symbol of repentance for all the pain he had caused.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

They were married amid the sound of gunfire and earth-shaking shelling.