The Pretenders

How often are you prompted to “Put On A Happy Face” to hide an ugly truth from the world?

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Sand In The Hourglass

     Diana rolled over on the air mattress and rubbed her back.  Well, this was the last night.  Tomorrow night she would be in her own bed….. but she wouldn’t be here.  Diane suddenly sat up at the realization.  She had stayed in their house until it sold while her husband had gone ahead and moved to Colorado where he had acquired a new job. Their condo waited her arrival.  Tomorrow morning… Diane glanced at her watch.  This morning!  This morning her husband would come and help load his truck with the last of their things and then they would drive the six hours to their new home.   Continue reading

Rancho Dios Provee

     Jade spent the last day of her week-long stay-cation at her favorite spot in a secluded beach area of the Marina Dunes Preserve.  It was just a hop, skip and a jump from her house in the nearby trailer park.  As the sun started to slide beyond the horizon, she sighed wishing she didn’t have to return to the real world and her job on Monday.   Continue reading