Category Micro Fiction

Different Words

Different Words ~~~~~ At the end of yet another day miles and miles away from home. I wonder what’s true, that I have to say. Do I find new vistas, when I roam? Is it but a different view of life, like I stepped sideways, turned my head? My balance point, the edge of a […]

Climate Change

Climate Change ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ While Earth provides well for us it also needs our nurture in return. A parent we abused, makes a fuss. Punishes us, but we won’t learn. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment […]

Precious Cargo

~~~~~ We never dreamed their intelligence could increase so dramatically, so quickly. Now, I’m frightened and cold, deep underground, where I hide my boys. Still babies, really. Claude, thirteen months, and Alex, just past twenty-three months, I swear. If only Stephen had not been killed, we could have devised a plan. The kinetic strikes destroyed […]

Simple Man

~~~~~ I am a simple man. Because I believe the human race can change, I am a dreamer. Because I believe everyone should understand, I am naïve. Because I believe if enough people say no, it will matter, I am a fool. Because I say this to other people, I am a simpleton. Because I […]

All Together Now

Wonder if you think it possible to find something profane within the divine? I think you must; it is merely balance. Neither light nor dark work freelance.   When we’re dead, we’re turned to dirt, ashes scattered  to the winds, the void. It happens, neither you nor I can avert. We cannot any way find […]

As All

As All ~~~~~ Capture the cosmos Twinkling in a tyke’s eye, today From somewhere foreign Immersing us in infinity Religious, political refugee Swallowing us in silence Different, skin, class, orientation defined Strange, strained Altogether alien Fascinating but frightening So similar, still Dissimilar, diverse Exceptionally enigmatic Leaving us lost Besieged, bothered Tourists in transit Realize we […]

And Doing So

Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purfling and lethonomia: what can they be? Get into the groove and follow right around Perhaps you’ll remember; it’s known to me Ask learned wordsmiths what may be found Some words are not well known or jargon Describing music, motors or woodworking […]