Just Write That He Loved Her

Just write that he loved her, he heard a voice in the wind say, as he noticed the gardener scrubbing bird shit off the neighboring stone. What more would need be said? Memories past through his head like images floating away. The two of them spending countless hours just talking. Talking about nothing. His morning …

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 16 by Kathie Arcide

I Get By with a Little Help from… By Kathie Arcide of Chosen Perspectives   Prologue: I have been writing about a particularly dark event and time in my life for many years now…fits and starts and paragraphs and chapters and short stories…over and over… ad nauseum…approaching it every way I can think of… …but …

From Darkness to Light Day 11 by Aditi Rungta

Even in the Darkness by Aditi Rungta of My Expie!   Even in the darkness, there is light. We might not see everything that is present, but we surely see everything that is necessary. Life is an uncertain package where there are moments that are extremely exuberant and there are moments that bring us down, …

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 8 by Eugene Palmer

The Responsibility Gene by Eugene Palmer   My dad wrote the story of his life about 20 years ago. It told the story of a normal life. Nothing spectacular. Nothing horrible. He just lived his life moving forward. Joining the military, getting married, having kids and grandkids. He lived the “American dream” quietly and responsibly. …

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 …

From Darkness to Light Day 2 by Jayne Noel

Coming Out by Jayne Noel   Over two years studying for my MFA degree, I created hundreds of pages filled with thousands of sentences made up of hundreds of thousands of words. Not a single page is as difficult nor a sentence as emotional as what I wrote just before I started school in January …

For the Children

How do we fight when words are not enough and decency is not a universal imperative, just something to divide those who can get things done from those who are outdated, when the idea of God is dead to most, and the idea of being good for good’s sake is not a philosophy remembered? – …

Rage Against the Machine Day 16 by Trevor Washington

Hear Me Roar By Trevor Washington   Let me share a secret with you, right in the beginning so that you won’t feel cheated later, I don’t actually believe in peace – at least not in the way we normally think of it on a very human, idealistic level. On a transcendental level?… well that’s …