Anxiety

It creeps upon me from the quiet, stomping, clanging and chattering non-stop I run and I run and I run its always there Just a bit more it seems bigger Maybe if I push harder but exhaustion claims me and I sink in with no resistance again.  Advertisements

I’m Fine

I’m fine Sometimes the stabbing pain in my heart paralyzes me but I am fine. Sometimes my knees buckle under the weight on my shoulders but I am fine. Sometimes exhaustion keeps my head down but I’m fine. Sometimes I cry silently behind locked doors and in the veil of darkness but I’m fine. I’m…

Memory

Cora looked up at the dark grey sky from under the shop shelter and sighed heavily. It didn’t look she would be going anywhere anytime soon. The pain hit abruptly. She doubled over clutching her knees, her heart rate spiking unnaturally. The rain brought with it memories of an injury from a time long forgotten….

Past

Do you think our past decides our future? I think it shapes our future–for the better or the worst. The past may have been out of our hand but the future is always of our making. You have no one but yourself to blame should your future go awry.  Come take a walk with me. I’ll…

An Entry in the Diary of Grace Scahill

My husband buried the body of a murdered man today. Our house is the last in the street, offering us a seclusion of sorts. If not, I’m sure Mark would have been caught with the way he was swiveling his head left and right every two minutes. He probably thought he was being cautious but…

Final Farewell

Tall buildings that reached for the sky, sweltering heat that made you want to run into a cold sauna and never come out, and trees wizened with age dotted the road side. I knew I was home but still, I wished it was a little less warm. Have we moved closer to the sun? Hot?…

The Girl Who Lost Herself

She was a beautiful girl with her big brown eyes, white teeth, flawless face and neat hair, not a strand out of place.  Her smile, oh when she smiled! It was radiance and you can’t help but smile with her. Her confidence was the size of the sky, you’d think she’ll sail between the clouds….

Lost

I once was lost. Wandering in the darkness, trying to find my place. One, two, three step There is light ahead. Four, five, six step It is too far ahead Seven, eight, nine step Its gone further away Ten step I am lost again.

Woman

She sits with tears enslaved in her eyes. The words of her father shoot an arrow of shock through her, shaking up a tsunami of emotions. Disappointment, sorrow and anger, the strongest of all, courses through her, blinding her thoughts. Never had she once thought this day would come. The day when she would have…

One Love

From the bench I saw him on the phone, his face breaking apart with that smile, his hands gesturing wildly, his feet constantly in motion. He glances at me; I force my lips to crack a smile. He barely notices. My tears leave a silent track across my cheeks. With a haggard breath, I look…

The Empty House

She stood in front of the door, unshed tears blurring her vision. She twisted the cold knob and entered the house to deafening silence. Her footsteps echoed through the house. She walked into the kitchen, there was no food on the stove, the fridge was empty of provisions and the laundry basket was piled up high. She exited…