IF YOU HAD ONE WISH

The individual’s hands were shaking violently as they gripped the heavy revolver. Convinced that they no longer had a purpose in life, the distraught person believed the steel blue weapon provided the only answer to their seething emotional pain. After enduring more than five decades of depression and mental anguish, the individual had been driven … Continue reading IF YOU HAD ONE WISH

FLOWERS FOR FAITH

Ashley pulled into the parking lot of the Golden Oaks Discount Center and began to search for an empty spot. As usual, the huge store was busy on Saturday afternoon, and there were no available spaces in front, so she was forced to park on the west side of the building, a fact she was … Continue reading FLOWERS FOR FAITH

THE MEANING OF FAMILY

As the police officer looked at the two vehicles, he felt genuine sorrow for the families of the occupants. After seventeen years on the force he had worked hundreds of serious auto accidents, but he had never seen cars so completely demolished. The head-on collision had occurred when the large sedan crossed the center line … Continue reading THE MEANING OF FAMILY

THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

Carl leaned back in his easy chair and waited. It was at times like this when he missed the relaxing pleasure of his pipe, but at his daughter’s persistent urging, he had given up smoking years ago, and it had paid off. He had now achieved the distinction of being an octogenarian, and, thankfully, his … Continue reading THE BRAVERY OF A FRIEND

BENEATH THE PIN OAK

On a spectacular April afternoon in 1929, a six-year-old girl eagerly followed her father to the northwest corner of their acreage. Having to take four steps to each one of his, she struggled mightily to keep up, but she wanted to be there for the big event. Although her dad lived with impaired vision, the … Continue reading BENEATH THE PIN OAK