Category Archives: creative writing

Run To

It’s like dead weight being dragged along behind, hindering the Now that has its own trouble enough. How to forgive. How to forget. Must; and yet . . . I think it’s finished, this letting go jazz; but then, all … Continue reading

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Another New Year

N ow is the time to take stock, to E valuate choices made—to right W rongs, to plan a way forward that Y earns to see others needs as E ven more important than the A ll-consuming passions of the … Continue reading

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I remember when . . .

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about memory. In overhearing a conversation about a past incident, I found it interesting that one person was so sure of the facts, the other not—at least not the “facts” the first person remembered. … Continue reading

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Collector of Words

I am a collector of words, a hoarder of fractured phrases. I scribble in the margins of my life words wild and wonderful that shout a divine “wow.” Other words I grind down fine as they seep into my belly, … Continue reading

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Betrayal

I have been thinking about betrayal lately— the splintering of trust, the shattering of expectation. You go along, accumulating pieces of relationship, of mission; and you collect a colorful and varied panoply that looks like truth, feels like truth, and … Continue reading

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My Record of Wrongs

I kept diaries off and on as a kid, chronicling important stuff like supper menus, sibling squabbles, and crazy crushes; but it wasn’t until I began to travel and sing full time that I started journaling in earnest. Over the … Continue reading

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. . . for You

L onely . . . in this time   O f increasing unbelief, looking frantically, hungering, N ot for miracles, but for signposts that used to be so faith-clear, undisputed— E ver present testament, truth, surety, L ooking for sanctuary, … Continue reading

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My House is Haunted

My house is haunted. I detect the wily ways she uses to move about, subtle but there, unnerving. My husband notices dishes that I have previously washed—meticulously, I might add—and they will have miniscule specks of baked on something or … Continue reading

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After All This Time

One day slips slowly by, minute by minute, filling up its hours. One life slips slowly by, hour by hour, day by day, filling up its limits, bounded by health and will and intersection with others on this human path; … Continue reading

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Threads

How fragile are these mortal threads that bind us to one another, friends and family. That water would be stronger than choices made, that blood would be thicker than trouble. But these silken filaments made strong in adversity from without … Continue reading

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