welcome to a common thread. in this creative blogging experiment, you’ll find a mixture of life’s pains, joys, lessons, and celebrations as together we explore the enigma of life, its hidden treasures, and the extraordinary in the everyday and in the phenomenal.
A spot on the glass, about the size of a quarter, grew white with steam. The plush of Selwyn’s red nose scrunched up as he pressed his nostrils firmly against the window to give his eyes a better angle. “Not again!” He sighed, twisting around to wipe the window with his tail. The window clear once … Continue reading Sparkle (or, The Adventures of the Bear and the Dragon, Part 2)
That’s odd,” said Selwyn as he crouched on the windowsill. “She didn’t even say hello.” Snowy noticed the tips of Selwyn’s red wings brush the windowsill, hiding the shimmer of their undersides. Lately, those wings had drooped lower and lower. Now, they had sunk so low they almost wrapped around his belly. Snowy remained with … Continue reading Guarding the Heart (or, The Adventures of the Bear and the Dragon, Part 1)
The car engine starts to rumble and I wonder, “What am I doing?” It’s about a fifteen-minute drive to church–a new church–and each minute I’m tempted to turn back. My homework makes an adequate excuse for skipping the Sunday morning service today, right? The difficult concepts and Hebrew paradigms I have to memorize in three … Continue reading “Hello, You Must Be…Scared To Death”
They keep telling me I’m not mad. But I’m still not ready to believe them. It was eight years ago in the living room. From the window, its curtains pulled aside, the street lamp’s soft glow mesmerized me. I didn’t know it then, but that–that moment in darkness with silent tears on my cheeks and a … Continue reading Voices in the Dark