Month: November 2014

Foodbanks in a Nutshell

Hunger and food insecurity in the western world is not a new problem. Colonialism and the indentured servitude required of the working poor to feed themselves became one…

Karma Ran Over My Dogma

We raced past an ambulance on the way to the airport, careening through traffic to make our flight. In a funny twist of fate, we rode the same…

Pull Over

“What seems to be the problem, Officer?” “Do you know how fast you were going, sir?” “Nu-uh. Speedometer’s been off.” “I see. I’ll have to write you a…

Riding the 80

The bus hit a bump and my head snapped back, cracking against the glass window. I’d drooled on my coat. Wiping it off with my sleeve, I looked…

The Last Ride

Racing down the mountain side A winding highway in the rain More flight than pleasure ride Surely I was insane The light was getting dim If only my…

Naughty Claus

There once was a man named Naughty Claus Who shopped online with nary a pause Black Friday’s deals were always best For fishnets, toys and all the rest…

Haley in the Tank

I sat on the steel cot and stared at the three other people in with me: the chick and two dudes. She was throwing up. One of the…

Haley on the Road

We had to pull over on the side of the road when the jeep started to overheat. I got out and stretched. Even though it was early November,…

Black Ice Heart

Her icy stare made me shiver Even if she made me quiver I’d close my eyes our lips would part If only to melt the ice queen’s heart…

Tough It Out

The water stung the cuts and scrapes along my arms. I inspected each one. Were they bites or scratches? No, just the rough and tumble bumps and bruises…

Haley on a Plane

I grabbed the first aid kit off the cabin wall and a jug of water. Eunice lay unconscious on the floor of the cabin. It was spacious. More…

Reunion

Haley saw Ben across the parking lot and ran as fast as she could, tears streaking down her face. He picked her up in the massive bear-hug, so…