They labelled me unhinged and offered discouragement until I rendezvoused with self doubt. Regardless of the thousands of leagues I'd have to traverse, I wanted the world my stage. And now I'm television's most infamous dwarf. How do you like me now?
His eyes were deep sultry pools, his bearded smile a gorgeous wonder. Ingeniously crafted, nature couldn't have done better herself. Lucy was content. Too bad little Al found it amusing to stick his fingers into the delicately laid plaster.
He'd held my hand when I'd fallen off swings, blown sand out of my eyes while we built castles. 'Forever', I whispered into his ear. He quit camp soon after. I thought I wasn't good enough. He simply wanted someone less feminine.
'Well it's quite simple actually.' 'I'm listening.' 'I baked you a cake!' Hiccups down the hallway ruined the effect of my surprise. 'Blimey, Noah! She's three!' 'It was just a teensy bite! Then she-' 'Yo-ho-ho!' our daughter stumbled in. Wifey wasn't amused.
Every night, I’d tell her a story as I tucked her into bed: about feathery birds, roaring lions and squeaking mice. She was in awe of my imagination: her favourites were the felines. I dared not tell her they were history lessons.
The moon sneaked a peek through the clouds. The man and shovel were at it again. 'I'm sorry,' he whispered. The bundle was the smallest yet.
Dad can cook me my favourite meal. Mom can make me laugh until there’s snot coming out my nose. Why are they making me stand up here within this mahogany prison? Trying to establish whom I can’t do without more? When all I want is the warm snuggle between them at night.
There she goes, down the road: Once a pleasant breeze, Now a retreating storm. While I lay broken: Like shards of shattered glass, Waiting, For that skilled craftswoman– To mend me with arteries of gold.
Useless movie stubs, Chocolate wrappers. Faded old jeans. A broken toy car, a headless figurine. A snapshot from the good ol’ days, a painting of the autumn sunset The clock that never got fixed, the shards of a chandelier that once broke. Everything that had ever been within a foot’s distance from you has been … Continue reading Clutter
Most people would remember Zeus and Poseidon as brothers, siblings who ruled different regions of the world. Zeus ruled the skies and the air, while Poseidon ruled over the great seas. There was a time when they were the closest of friends, sharing beautiful and ugly memories alike, strengthening the bonds of love beyond simple … Continue reading The Untold Tale