• Cris N commented on the post, polite 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    How polite should I be? He thought out loud. Looking around, he wondered if anyone heard him. Polite was not something he had ever practiced. He shot from the hip and excepted the consequences.

  • Cris N commented on the post, heaven 10 months ago

    A place I believe I have touched. Not streets of gold or angels playing harps. No, heaven is this place of stillness and peace that I can fold into at any moment realizing regardless of the circumstances. Like the teachings, I read about Jesus. The Kingdom of heaven is within. I have felt that and want to go back to that place.

  • Cris N commented on the post, shutters 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    She shutters as she hears the familiar voice. The last time she heard him speak it was was he was yelling at her. She had spilled his drink, the one he had ordered her to make. He was thirsty and treated her more like a maid rather than a married couple. That was two years ago to the date. After the shuttering stopped, she froze. She could…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, orbit 1 year ago

    Orbit! “What kind of name is that for gum.” She thought to herself, smiling as he slid her a piece across the table. She placed a cupped hand over her mouth and breathed out and smelled it. She wondered why he felt the need to give her a piece of his gum when she didn’t even ask for it.

  • Cris N commented on the post, metabolism 1 year ago

    His metabolism ran like a wild rabbit. He could not consume enough food. He started to look like he was starving by the way he was thinning out. Dieting was never a decision he made. Food was always a must have just to survive. Yet, something strange happened when he turned 23. It was like a switch turned on it ramped up even worse than…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, stalled 1 year ago

    The car stalled. She had ten seconds to get out of there. Practicing for years for such a time like this. She no longer could hang around to find out what he was even thinking? Her life depended on her leaving “now” she thought. There was no hanging around. For her own safety leaving “now” meant leaving “now”. Her mother taught her when she…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, stern 1 year ago

    The stern look on his face told me to wait. I needed an answer and I needed it now. Yet, I was fearful of opening my mouth. I was fearful of what he might say. I wanted the word to come out as a yes. “Yes, you can.” That is all I was hoping. I did not want to wait. I had a small window to let myself in and out of to get back to the company…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, dining 1 year ago

    They were dining in the deluxe hall. The one area that she had been forbidden to enter as a child. Twenty-five years later there she was sitting down in the seat her father made her believe she never desired.

  • Cris N commented on the post, dining 1 year ago

    The dining room was filled with teenagers. Young men and women dressed in tuxedoes and ball gowns. The quiet chattering around each table felt like nervous energy being handed back and forth between the couples. I was taken back in time to my prom thirty plus years earlier. Prom is what I was guessing, it was that time of year. I

  • Cris N commented on the post, weekly 1 year ago

    The weekly grind of getting up at the same time every day going into the same job for the same amount of pay is killing him. It is not how he had pictured his life to be. He had big dreams. Dreams of pouring into his writing and producing movies by the time he hit this stage in his life. He was trying his hardest not to get depressed, yet he…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, cone 1 year ago

    Chocolate dripped down the cone. The sun was high noon. She stood stunned at the site of a man she had not seen in a decade. Forgetting she had ice cream in her hands, she let it drip down into her arm. She was shocked at what her eyes caught a glimpse of and how quickly her heart went back in time.

  • Cris N commented on the post, millions 1 year ago

    She felt millions of miles away from home. She moved away when she was 18. Vowed she would never return. Now with one simple phone call. “He is dead.” Three words that would change her vow and turn her around going back to a place she said she would never go back.

  • Cris N commented on the post, drag 1 year ago

    With a slow motion, he took the last drag of his cigar. He knew it would be along time before another but would touch his lips. The cherry flavor of the tobacco lingered on his tongue. He tried hard to capture the moment in his memory and in his mouth. The ticking of the clock started to aggravate him. He knew it was only minutes before they…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, drag 1 year ago

    It was a drag that the day had been ruined by unexpected weather. The news stated sunny and clear, all day. We grabbed our wet picnic lunch, blanket, and all the fixings and ran to the car. How could this happen? She looked like she was going to break down and cry. There would be other days. But there was something in the way she was holding…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, worst 1 year, 1 month ago

    The worst part about breaking my leg was having to rely on someone else. “Help.” That is a four letter word in my book. I am Mr. Indpendent, I have been my whole life. When I tripped over the trail hitch I thought for sure I just twisted my ankle. Nope, one small fall, and one big break. The worst part about this whole situation is having to…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, jealousy 1 year, 1 month ago

    Jealousy is a bitter pill to swallow. It will rot the bones and rob one of their peace. How do I know? I walked around with that pill popping it in my mouth every chance I had. He had her when he should have had me. I thought I was better than her. How could he have chosen my sister? I watch from afar for years only to look back now and see…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, bypass 1 year, 1 month ago

    To bypass her feelings would be to deny who she was. Neglecting her inner self-was an area she had worked on for years. No longer could she be anyone else but who she was. Yet, now she was being asked to be less than that. To pretend she wasn’t feeling the pain of the loss so that others would not be disturbed by her emotions. How could they…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, heated 1 year, 1 month ago

    The sweat dripped down her forehead. Grabbing a dish towel from the sink she wiped the salty water off her face. The room was overheated and she could not understand why. With every drop of sweat that fell to the ground, she walked closer to the thermostat. Maybe it is in heater mode, which would explain her body making its own rain.

  • Cris N commented on the post, heated 1 year, 1 month ago

    The discussion became heated. Over what? And why? We had been friends before I met husband, It felt like judgment was being flung at me. If I had not had the tools to wipe it off, I would be in a bad place. I understand how judgment can stop one in their tracks. However, I am no longer that little girl who allowed what people thought of her to…[Read more]

  • Cris N commented on the post, store 1 year, 1 month ago

    “Open”, the neon sign hung with a sign telling all who pass by to come on in. She felt like she had been given the green light to go. Her purse was hanging over her shoulder and her keys were in her hands how was she going to explain this to the one who watches over her spending habits?