9 votes   182 readings 5 min

Steel Heart

Gabi Fernandes, ago

His heart is made of steel. I could touch it if I wish. But do I? 
As if he can read my thoughts, Talus turns under the sheets, his eyes sliding open. I try to look at his nose, but the [+]

0 vote   102 readings 1 min

Our Seasons

Matthew Bodek, ago

I’m continually amazed at the wonders of nature and in this part of the world the passing of the seasons is astounding.  The temperature, the amount of daylight, and the types of precipitation [+]

1 vote   84 readings 1 min

Fall Colors

Mojdeh Keykhah, ago

Sharp edge on red
Fly from a Japanese maple
Two jagged entries in the swirling pond of [+]

1 vote   140 readings 1 min

The Bluebird

Amanda Clark, ago

She embarks upon a journey across the silent sea, no land in sight. Waves move subtly below he [+]

3 votes   212 readings 1 min

Wildfire!

Clara E. Berkey, ago

A squirrel scampered across my branches as I swayed in the breeze. Three eggs slept in their nest. A fox slunk by shrouded by bushes. It was November 16, 2018 and I stood there observing it all. It [+]

0 vote   102 readings 1 min

Winter in the Garden

Mary Frances McLaughlin, ago

When the last of the flowers succumb to the cold and my time in the garden comes to a sudden end, I rummage through the garage and resurrect an assortment of bird feeders, fill them, and set myself [+]

3 votes   99 readings 1 min

Bow Watch

Rebecca Silvey, ago

Excitement flows over me as I stand at the bow of the SSV Robert C. Seamans, the square-rigged research sailboat currently gliding through the dark ocean night. Salty air fills my nose and surrounds [+]

3 votes   162 readings 5 min

The Green

Althea Mae Hutchinson, ago

She slows to a stop, her breaths ragged and sharp in a way that seems like it would hurt. She checks behind her, once, twice, before collapsing on the ground. Her eyes close for a moment, and then [+]

0 vote   50 readings 1 min

Be Aware

Gabrielle Kahng, ago

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is [+]