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A Thing for Words A lifelong writer's second-chance journey to a literary life

English - Poetry, Writing
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A Thing for Words · 1d ago

Step Nine

There’s this guy who penned a story he’ll never share with you. It’s a tale of two people who should have, but ultimately never knew their true feelings for each other but should have sensed...
A Thing for Words · 4d ago

A Honeymoon in May

“Oh, Eddie, I’ve wanted to take this trip since I saw her at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration six years ago,” Agnes Voorhees Smithfield said as she held up one her dresses before placing it in ...
A Thing for Words · 6d ago

White Lines, Dark Heart

This cunning minx came slinking up on me like a movie villainess only without the swelling heartbeat theme music and sudden silence before she took me. The air warmed, like a sultry lover’s ...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Our Mighty Mite

You came into this world without warning, like a tornado at 7:00 in the morning, surprising and arriving a month early, turning your parents’ world swirly, and sending us miles and miles sou...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Broken Harmonies

Time has smoothed the jagged peaks separating what never could’ve been surmounted over the long run. Now the dust of empty years covers the path from one to the other, where their footprints...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold

Lew “Ruby” Rubio hadn’t cased this place before deciding to break in. But he’d been on the run from the cops in Albany for two sleepless days and nights and figured he could hide up in this ...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

When I Was Born

“When I was born,” Grandpa’d say, recalling his youth. Not, “In my day,” like other old-timers. used the expression whenever discussing the Great Depression. Today I’m the same age he was th...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

Another Bend In the River

Life is a short thing we can make seem longer just by thinking about it. A night can be long thing we can make seem shorter by not thinking at all, simply closing our eyes and allowing sleep...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

Widow’s Walk

“I see she’s still up there, Miss Loretta Gardenia Booth,” Enoch Steele said, jerking his thumb toward the tower that craned its neck above all other roof ridge lines that peered out at the ...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

Return Receipt Requested

Maybe they’re like notes I tied to doves I’ve tossed to the air, hoping one’ll light outside your window and you’d see what I had to say. Or perhaps I wrote these words on blue-lined yellow ...