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The Fog

Submitted by Russ Towne Melissa was drawn to the hill from the moment she inherited this property from an aunt she’d never met. It was always shrouded in fog. The fog remained through rainstorms and when everywhere else was sunny. Melissa was a quadriplegic from a childhood accident. Her wheelchair was battery-powered but couldn’t climb […]

The Dying Rain

Goodbye my friend


Submitted by Russ Towne Tom came out of curiosity and a sense of adventure. He knew almost nothing about the woman he stood in line for an hour to meet. It was clear Baaza was from another country and culture, and she appeared to speak little English. She wore a colorful outfit and sat cross-legged […]

After The Storm

After The Storm

A tribute to the power of wind and sky…. I have witnessed in my life, small as I am… There are storms that come… There is wind that changes. There is rain that must fall…. Out of a clear blue sky, so to say, it comes. Sometimes hard and fast… Most times, expected, but not […]

Discovering Joy Inspite of Myself

Discovering Joy Inspite of Myself

I discovered joy in the most unlikely place, in the midst of suffering. Living in poverty, united with a husband struggling with clinical depression and surrounded by the clamour and demands of nine children, I was stretched to my limits of endurance. Lack of sleep was part of the reason that most of my inner […]

Fog of War

Submitted by Russ Towne The war dragged on for years, becoming a stalemate. Everyone hoped it might lead to a truce, and, perhaps, elusive peace. When a fog appeared out of nowhere on a sunny day, Sgt. Joe Turner, had just enough time to yell “Poison Gas! Put on your gear” before it enveloped him. […]

Metal memories

Traces of where your hands have been the trails left by your fingers are now only ghosts and shadows and yet the touch still lingers American coins left scattered about it’s these things I use to erase doubt A jumper you left that smells like you although scent fades it tells me it’s true You […]


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