Cold Pizza by Raymond Roy:100 word challenge 

Margie!!! As I type that name I want to scream! No words can describe the level of terror this woman woman inflicted on us 3 kids. Dad still had a heroin monkey on his back, not much food in the house, lots of parties, and cold pizza for breakfast. On our coffee table stood a … Continue reading Cold Pizza by Raymond Roy:100 word challenge 

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#FFFAW Flash fiction for aspiring writers. “Creek runs through it” by Raymond Roy. 

Summer days fishing for rainbow trout, wading through a snow melt creek of British Columbia with my older brother Danny,....those days could never be long enough. Our hearts would flutter as we hiked into the trees toward the creek. As the sun warmed the trees you could smell the sweetness of pine sap and hear … Continue reading #FFFAW Flash fiction for aspiring writers. “Creek runs through it” by Raymond Roy. 

Just connections

I don’t often Reblog but look to Carol A. Hand as somewhat of a blogosphere elder. Here is a piece that talked to as well as challenged my inner being to let light into the box that the world tends to push us into. Thanks Carol and Cynthia Renee Donner. Peace

Voices from the Margins

by Cynthia Renee Donner

What if we wondered what was hijacking our emotions,
and holding us in tightly wrapped boxes of fear, shame, anger and distrust
sealed by corporate satisfaction and greed;
as we’re fed from the roots of oppression.
Where it’s too dark to see truth,
amidst the noise of lies and deception
that relentlessly deprive and control thoughts,
what if we just started wondering?

Suburbia, by David Shankbone, Wikipedia

What if, in wondering, we chewed a little hole,
just enough to let in the light of another’s presence
from a nearby box;
and in that light we found each other’s hands
and just started holding?

What if holding hands
made us each desire to see and understand
more of each other
and so together we just chewed harder?

What if chewing harder together
warmed our hearts
which fueled our courage;
so we could pull each other through
the…

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The Longing by Raymond Roy : Stones #writephoto

The Longing  Nails clicking waiting. Joelle's heavily lipsticked full crimson lips stuck together, slowly separating as her jaw dropped. Her warm breath gently billowed into the cool sea air. Finally he had arrived. The loud exhaust of the dilapidated truck deflected and echoed against the stone arch. Turning off the ignition, the engine sputtered on, … Continue reading The Longing by Raymond Roy : Stones #writephoto

Smells Like It’s Time To Go by Raymond Roy:100 word #flashfiction

Thinking back...Raspberry fields of the Pacific Northwest "Bleech!!" (Almost throwing up) What? Stink bug? Hah! "Gag!" I replied, spitting out the bitterly tainted raspberry. Almost time to go. Walking on the backs of the ocean of stink bugs sounded like the cracking of peanut shells on the the floor of a Georgia roadhouse bar. A … Continue reading Smells Like It’s Time To Go by Raymond Roy:100 word #flashfiction