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

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A Thing for Words · 1d ago

Gentling Me to the Other Side

Today, I once more dove into this river so cold, to see what I’d find on the other side. It grows colder and colder as I grow older and older. So often I jump in and almost founder, my body ...
A Thing for Words · 3d ago

Dribbling Out the Clock

It came and went so swiftly, the February evening snow and its morning melt. You could hear its heartbeat as it ran down the rainspout once the sun climbed above the trees’ skeletal arms. Th...
A Thing for Words · 1w ago

Like a Heart Ever Bleeding

So many years have passed since the first time I felt the chill and hot rollercoaster thrill when I sensed you standing on the threshold of my life. It wasn’t a feeling I hadn’t experienced ...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Tunnel of Loves

Sometimes he can almost make out what he’s looking for deep in his Well of Memories. Could be they’re glimpses of what he actually experienced, or maybe pieces of some other recollection tor...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Dreams of Wolf Creek, Kansas

I sometimes dream of eastern Kansas, in those days before the wars, when the white men fought each other to be the right men behind the doors, deciding the lives of men red and black, to rem...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

I Wish I Never Knew

I never knew you could hold grudges as tightly in one’s hand as its fingerprints. until you grasped the one with my name on it. I never knew that a grudge, held with death-grip pressure, cou...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Secret Identity

If I understood women the way they think they understand me, I’d own that superpower. Now I know a lot, having lived with nothing but the distaff side of the world’s roster for decades. All ...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

It Can Take Your Breath Away

What’s done is done and your life has to go on whether I’m there or not. I knew this day would come someday. I just never expected Someday would happen yesterday. But that’s Life for you and...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

Red Ink

After lunch, lovely Mary the Secretary returned to her desk, where a half-dozen pink and red, foily and doily cards stood at attention, like gate-mouthed swains, each proclaiming at least $6...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

Perhaps Among the Ashes a Spark Remains

As my days grow shorter, this heart grows darker. And as I look within more and more, I see the ashes of fires I made with the torches I carried. In what light still filters inside, I see I’...