FF: Thin Ice

PHOTO PROMPT© Jennifer Pendergast CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Thin Ice I never quite knew what to say to you or you to me. We spent a lot of time trying to be polite, messing up, getting angry, no idea why. One day, you were having a bad day, and I was too. We both […]

FF: After the Party

After the Party When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have met?)I […]

FF: You Can Tell Me Anything

I have never been so honest with anyone. It was healing, it was cleansing, to know that acceptance. The lunchroom was crowded that day, kids laughing and shouting and talking. I went to sit at the empty spot at the table. You ignored me. You talked to everyone at the table but me. The next […]

FF: Camouflage

Her little brother Tee was the worst ever at hide and seek. He was also the most adorable ever. For a whole minute, Lara pretended to search the yard for him, while he tried to “hide” next to the lawnmower. Wearing green, with a few fresh branches strewn across his legs, Tee repressed a giggle. […]

FF: Put a Straw in It

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson CLICK TO JOIN THE FUN Put a Straw in It When the giant coconut appeared in central L.A., many people thought it was a prank. No one could find a way inside. The government tried to cordon off the immediate area, but locals found ways to sneak in. One intrepid local […]

FF: Alone, but Not

CLICK FROG TO JOIN “Yes, well here’s what I want to do,” Diana said, cutting off the discussion. She was going to the beach, and she was going to have fun. Her friends stopped arguing to turn to her: Rebekah twelve and Riley thirteen. “That sounds like a great idea,” Rebekah said. Sometimes, all it […]

FF: Land of the Free

I prepare for my second Covid shot tomorrow. In two short weeks, freedom beckons. Here’s what I love about this country: the diversity of people and places, of languages and thought. For all our flaws, for all my flaws, I am blessed. I can make a mental travel list without worrying (too much) about gas […]

FF: Creative Non-fiction

Culture shock for a 15-year-old girl meeting her grandparents for the first time. Delicious, home-cooked meals and fresh mangos. A house in sunny Oahu. Flip-flops indoors to keep floors clean. Baths are gross, washing in your own dirt. We’re Okinawan Japanese, meaning: not stuck-up. Then, we’re rushed home by an angry mother. Because, my grandparents […]

FF: Lay Your Burdens Down

Lately, been carryinga heavy load,as you know,so many questions,so little time. then i see you two,sitting therebeing you. itake off my bag,set it down at the table,close my eyesand sighand cry. a gorgeous spring day,a plain white table,drinks and food and conversationnothing fancy, cold lemonade and sandwiches, but it isheaven on earth.

FF: Y is For You

Click the floating frog to join.  The earth has gone quiet and still. The last ambulance siren screamed goodbye over a day ago. It doesn’t matter. The latest news announcement grimly doubted that any of us will survive for long. We sit on plastic lawn chairs, sharing a bottle of tequila. “You always said you […]