FF: Can’t Keep a Good Man Down

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson Click Frog to Join Ever since we decided to “come out of the coffin,” things have gotten better in some ways and more complicated in others. For example, non-discrimination ordinances don’t allow No Vampire signs, but villagers could get clever. At my favorite Italian place, I note conspicuous cloves of garlic […]

In Mourning

I was going write a post on Spiritual Warfare, but then something truly sad happened this past week. For anyone reading this who doesn’t already know: Supreme Court Justice and all-around incredible woman Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. In honor of her, I remember. Women are people too. And no human person exists purely for […]

FF: The Good in Goodbye

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Click to Join!  Satisfied with her work, Steph steps back to survey the boxes and articles of clothing stacked on the lawn. Atop the stack, a sheet of construction paper bears the words, “You can go anywhere you like, but you can’t stay here.” “That is harsh,” her friend Becca […]

Reining the Tongue

This week, I’ve felt called out on multiple levels about what I choose to say and not say. James 1:26 is one of those verses that I hold up in front of myself a lot: “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their […]

FF: No Means No

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields CLICK to JOIN! In a second-floor studio apartment, a lonely guy pounds a stucco wall with his fist. “No means no. It doesn’t mean try harder.” The judge demanded he read those words aloud, part of his“out-of-the-box” sentencing. Now, he glares at an  empty parking lot. One day, she’ll realize […]

IWSG: Truth Is…

It’s September – already – and the first Wednesday in September which means ISWG Day, the day when we come together and talk about writerly stuff. September 2 (optional) question: If you could choose one author, living or dead, to be your beta partner, who would it be and why? Haha, okay universe. This is […]

In Memory

Faint echoes of memoryWill illuminate even the darkest night. Ghosts of stars long dead speak to stars as yet unborn. Trust me.We got (will have gotten will one day get) this.The same new-old story:Trust-Let me fall so that youcan catchme. Hold metight, It’s true – that my starEvaporated long ago.I remainA question that lingers. In […]

FF: The Flame

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll CLICK FROGGIE TO JOIN in your eyesi seeburning coalssmoldering yearning tospring to life. what would happen if-but we can’t-but we can,we must, We will. other loves, other forms,other livesrecede into the distance. take me asI am.tongues of fire burncoals not consumed by heat,hearts pulsing to one beatyearning to befreeyou, as […]

On Being Catholic

This past week, I had a couple of interesting online conversations going on, one with a fundamentalist Christian, the other with this Roman Catholic group I’m involved with online. With the former, I found myself spending a lot of time trying to explain why I do not base my entire faith life on the Bible. […]