• judyb commented on the post, cornered 5 years, 4 months ago

    cornered and cowering, the black lab whimpered, one paw resting upon its mate. The boys surrounded her, sticks raised high. She lunged and in that moment, Terry knew this was the dog he’d lost.

  • judyb commented on the post, desolation 5 years, 4 months ago

    When the first bomb blast decimated the mall, I knew our homes would soon follow. The revolution long-threatened, had begun. I grabbed my backpack, took one final look around the home I’d never again live within, then turned and walked out the door.

  • judyb commented on the post, reverence 5 years, 5 months ago

    he had none left after years of abuse. Still, walking here beneath giant redwoods, something inside shifted, he felt a calm absent since he was ten years old.

  • judyb commented on the post, dating 5 years, 5 months ago

    I began dating in high school. The scene was not one to my liking. Pressure built and I stumbled. College dating seemed more straight-forward, but I still lacked finesse. I’d sooner not date.

  • judyb commented on the post, derived 5 years, 5 months ago

    From the dark comes morning’s first rays
    floating across the forest
    touching grasses grown tall in meadows
    crossing ponds
    waking frogs
    and me

  • judyb commented on the post, leverage 5 years, 6 months ago

    I had leverage when I was in charge of the finance department. I made those minions bow before their pages and pages of numbers. No idling in my arena. But then my own feet tripped me and my world came crashing down. Now, my leverage is limited to lifting a cup of coffee to my lips in the morning.

  • judyb commented on the post, dusk 5 years, 6 months ago

    Days were long back when Jarrad worked in finance. Before the dawn peeked past the horizon, he was at his desk, fingers flying across the keyboard. A few breaks here and there kept his circulation going, but he met dusk the way he met dawn: at the keyboard.

  • judyb commented on the post, possible 5 years, 6 months ago

    anything is possible when first one steps into the present moment. Stars seem to align and the day holds rivers running smooth — or even the choppy ones hold waves with views. That’s the kind of day that i woke to on February twenty-first.

  • judyb commented on the post, withhold 5 years, 6 months ago

    Jenkins kept quiet, though he knew Melinda wanted to hear his side of the story. He refused to bow to her manner of resolving issues.

  • judyb commented on the post, values 5 years, 7 months ago

    there are too many misguided values on my plate — time to swipe them into the disposal and start fresh. What might I choose from the healthy selection surrounding me in my reality today? I want to feed what forwards my energy and spiritual connections and not stifle creativity.