Happy Haunting for Marjorie ~ #FFFC

Image Credit: Darius Bashar at Unsplash.com It wasn't one of those old country love songs that had her smiling as she jotted her thoughts down on the paper. It was the sounds of the ghosts on the radio, and it was the sun that was brushing against her face through the antique window. It was …

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The Face of Guilt

Photo by Raphael Brasileiro on Pexels.com The features of his face silhouetted On the wall behind him As he sat distressed on the bed They used to share The galore of guilt was insolvent To the pain which he caused that night His feelings were clashing With the emotions deep in his heart He loved …

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Humanity Aborted

Photo by Albin Biju on Pexels.com Cooperate...comply... Words used to freely, no compassion When lives are at stake In a world full of oppression Screams ring out loudly in the streets Slaughters happen and get excused They echo in my sullen heart As society divides unpeacefully Clean slates, not existent No freedom of speech, censored …

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The Objects Hidden in the Dark

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Pexels.com "It was an illusion Hidden by the lack of light." A helpless and strange feeling Filling my compassionate heart Discovering the objects Implanted in the midst of the old tree During the tempest of the darkest day. The cool night was still; The universe showed its face; In the …

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Sebastian’s Story – Part 29 – The Arlington Hotel

The Arlington Hotel was a little over an hour drive southwest from the Roland Police Department, and Detective West wanted to commit to following up on the lead Finn gave about the matchbook when he collected his mother’s personal belongings. She had checked it out of evidence to take with her on her trip, following …

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Sebastian’s Story – Part 28 – The Picture and Device

“I see things, that's all. Write enough stories and every shadow on the floor looks like a footprint; every line in the dirt like a secret message.”― Stephen King, Bag of Bones Brooke had seen enough “things” that it tarnished her view of her family and most people, in general. After seeing her mother on …

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The Back Door – #FSS 27

I swaddled my scarf perfectly snugged around my neck and walked out the door without looking back. When I got in my car and started it, one of my favorite songs was playing on the radio. It was REO Speedwagon's Keep On Loving You. I immediately began belting out the lyrics with the song, even …

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The Cleaning Lady (*Trigger Warning*)

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com She lacked an abundance of goodness, only disappointment Luck lacking...in relationships, in careers, and in living Never enough, always discarded like trash Replaceable, expendable, unneeded... Pain fills her with a void, empty His impression still setting on her mind, conflicted Depression sets in, overwhelming sadness developed With each swish …

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Smokey and the Beep – #FSS 26

This week’s Story Starter teaser from Fandango is: At first, I thought it was only the dog making noise, but it was… more than just the fact he was making noise. It was the noise he was making. It was alarming, and his innocent whine turned into a cry full of fear. It was like …

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Mother Nature’s Storm – #MLMMWordle 271

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The myriad of snowflakes fell down to the ground without hesitation as they painted the ground white. The trees stood in nakedness until the Hiemel day fell upon them. Each bend in the tree gathered more and more precipitation from the skies cleansing. The clouds triumphed in stupendous victory bringing …

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