THE CHARMING QUARTERS – CHAPTER 2

Jack Richerson decided years ago that he was going to devote the rest of his life to the upbringing of his granddaughter, and primarily, he thought, he’d been successful with her. But for the love of God, he could not figure out a way to get his small packaged, daydreaming-nymph, out of her head and…

THE CHARMING QUARTERS – CHAPTER 1

His image was framed in the Palladian glass window, a ghastly reflection that was too entrancing. He thoughtfully contemplated what his next move would be. He stood motionless comparing his likeness to those meandering through Jackson Square and inferred, by what he saw alone, he was far superior to them all. None compared to him…

BRAIN WAVES ON HIGH

SCRAMBLED EGGS ANYONE? IF YOU’VE EVER RECIEVED A MIND-SMASHING MESSAGE OR EMAIL FROM SOMEONE, AND AFTER READING THEIR POOR ATTEMPT AT MANIPULATION, ALTHOUGH YOU SEE WHERE THEY PUT FORTH SOME EFFORT, YOU’RE NOT ALONE. YOU JUST HAVE TO LAUGH IT OFF- TRUST ME. I DON’T KNOW IF THIS SOUNDS ARROGANT OR NOT, I DON’T REALLY…

BPI AND ACCESSORIES

I endeavored to taste life’s honey During last month’s decline, While you exercised your birthright With teasing’s of impending doom.   Oh, you are no hooded stranger Foreign, or otherwise, you are known- A terrorist, knock, knock, knocking At the tomb- imposing your nature on me.   Through the murk and muddles I found you…

NOT SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 5**

Another day down, Porter was exhausted and ready to get back to his house on the Upper Lake. The night before with Caroline was beyond what he could have ever imagined. He couldn’t believe that he was falling for someone so quickly, but there was something strangely unique about her. Sure, he’d have his hands…

LOVE ON THE BRAIN

THEY SAY WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE YOU BECOME A LITTLE OBSESSED, CLOSE-MINDED, AND TRUTHFULLY, MAYBE A LITTLE ‘CRACKED’ AND BIZARRE. I’VE ACTUALLY BEEN LAUGHING OUT LOUD SOMEWHAT OUTLANDISHLY AND I’M STARTING TO QUESTION MY OWN SANITY. I HAVE THIS STUPID LOOKING, GOOFY SMILE ON MY ALREADY OVERLY-ADORING FACE AND NO MATTER HOW HARD I…

CHARGED FOR CHANGE

THEIR AREN’T MANY THINGS THAT I CAN’T, AT A MINIMUM, SHOULDER AT MOST TIMES. BUT ONE THING THAT REALLY GETS ME AMPED IS CHANGE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S THRUST UPON ME LIKE WAVES ARE THRUST UPON THE SHORE. I FEEL OUT OF CONTROL, MANIC EVEN. CHANGE THAT HAPPENS SLOWLY, OR THAT I’M PREPARED FOR – SOMETHING…

WRONG RIGHTING MY SOMEONE

How does one right a wrong when you feel in your heart that your actions were justifiable, but nonetheless they hurt someone that you care about? Justifiable? What does that even mean when other people’s hearts are involved? Truly, human interaction with others has never been my strong suit, but once I get to know…

NO SO SOUTHERNLY, SOUTHERN CHARM **CHAPTER 3**

“You want a double or single, sweetheart?” Francisco, the bartender at the Royal House oyster bar and restaurant asked Caroline as she took her seat, front and center. After the day she had with her boss it took her less than one second to decide; she raised her hand putting up two fingers to indicate…

BROKEN GLASS EPISODE 1

 Is the image of ourselves that we see ever really accurate? I don’t necessarily care what others think about me, or so I firmly preach, but after a recent conversation with someone I consider a friend, I find myself wondering whose image is correct? Mine, or what the outside world sees. Does the world see…

SHORT AND SWEET

Who out there has been DISmissed by an almost significant other, an almost lover, an almost soul-mate? Today, I was, except it felt very different than the usual crude let down through a text message, through a friend, through an email, etc. Wait, I forgot the worst one – Face Book?! Thank God that didn’t…

THE BALANCING ACT

Ok, so I’ve put some serious thought into why I went from personality type A to personality type B (or whatever type I am) in 5.4 seconds a couple years back. Maybe some of you can relate, maybe not, but I’m sharing anyway. After putting some serious reflection time in, I have to say, I…