Category Archives: Words

There isn’t a thank you big enough

“We’re gonna put you through hell,” the doctors said. “It’ll be brutal, but we’re confident it will work.” Because I want to live I said okay, registering the fear that was coursing through my body and the concern for the special someones in … Continue reading

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It’s a thing

I don’t recognize the number. Because I’m waiting for a call, I answer.  A pleasant male voice asks, “may I speak with Frances?” Due to a cold and complicated bunch of other things, my voice barely registers as human. But I plod on and in … Continue reading

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Missing: metaphors

I’m looking for a metaphor. Actually, maybe 200 or so. I don’t know how many are gone but I can’t find any so I’m guessing all of them. Gone are the silly, luscious, colourful, insightful and succinct metaphors stored in the prison of … Continue reading

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Where do words go?

~~ Where do words go once realized into life by a mind and a consciousness, only to be looked at but never whispered, never said, never released? Are they forgotten? Neglected? Swallowed, digested, flushed down a toilet into the sewer, … Continue reading

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Words on a page

~~ There’s a notion in your head and it might have a shape or a feeling if you thought about it, but right now what this notion is that you can’t name seems to want to get out of where … Continue reading

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