From Darkness to Light Day 29 by Alison Armstrong

From Shrinking to Shining by Alison Armstrong of Adventures in Wonderland   Part one: Shrinking I’m living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for a while. There’s a writers’ conference and in one of the workshops I write this: She was the best of mothers. She was the worst of mothers. I was born shrinking …

From Darkness to Light Day 21 by Lin Rose

Phoenix Rising — Rekindling the Will to Live by Lin Rose / May 2019   My husband’s shouts woke me instantly. “Oh my God! Oh my God!” It was 1972 and our ancient 1950s Chrysler was spinning in full three-sixties on black ice. The car felt airborne. There wasn’t even time to raise my head from …

From Darkness to Light Day 20 by Sonya Kassam

The Legacy of a Gentle Man by Sonya Kassam of Follow Your Shadow   sleep is a disconnect from the illusion that is your life what is death, but an awareness that you are asleep     It has been 9 months since our beloved father passed away. The void is still hard to come …

From Darkness to Light Day 10 by Linda Lee Lyberg

The Last Call by Linda Lee Lyberg of Charmed Chaos   Death collects its ransom from the living. February 18,1994. 3AM. The phone beside my bed is ringing. Nothing good ever comes from a call at 3AM and this one is no different. Forcing myself from slumber, I answer. Screaming and yelling on the other …

From Darkness to Light Day 4 by Anita Jung

Finding Meaning in It by Anita Jung   They met on a rainy day. Marlene was walking in a little village up in the mountains; the only noise was the rain failing on the leaves. The sound calmed her, as did the smell of the wet soil. The green mountains were presently taken by the …

We Slay Demons

We slay demons – not the kind that you think, but the darkness that preys on civility – my sister’s a boss, her lines are clear, her opinions are focused her values held dear – – I have astigmatism, so my lines are all blurred, my shadows are real, my words are sometimes deferred until …

On Living and Dying Day 23 by Michelle Lunato

There Were Moments by Michelle Lunato aka Nato of Chasing Life and Finding Dreams   There were moments in my life where I wanted to die. If you say you haven’t thought it, I’d say you lie. For life is full of its ups and downs. Spinning round and round, making us fall down. We try to grasp and pull and make …

On Living and Dying Day 23 by Gunamayi

Death, a Journey Towards Life   When I was a child and all through my youth I was often heard proclaiming to my parents that I had no fear of death. For some reason whenever the topic of death was brought up I felt an inner strength and fearlessness arise in me. Sometimes my mother …

On Living and Dying Day 20 by Kathie Arcide

Timothy’s Death, Timothy’s Birth Kathie Arcide of Chosen Perspectives   It is now many years later and I finally feel ready to tell Timothy’s story. I get the call early one morning, as I am putting my much-needed, vacation-packed suitcases by the front door for the cab driver to load. The distraught caller says “It’s Jim. Our …

On Living and Dying Day 5 by Uncle Bill

The Truth I Live By From the diary of William John Smith (Uncle Bill) 1953-1992 Everything makes sense. This can be paraphrased many different ways, although many attempts are less accurate. One of Voltaire’s characters stated, “All is for the best, in the best of all possible worlds. This is unnecessarily optimistic. My phrasing doesn’t …