Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 3

I was up the next morning at five, as usual. I slipped on my shoes and headed out into the dark to get the animals fed. Rusty followed along as I added oats to the horses’ feeding troughs. Soon the wheat would be ready to harvest and I could feed the animals the separated chaff, but for now they would eat the feed I bought them. The chickens came next; I fed them before collecting their eggs to make sure they were happy by the time I got back to them. I didn't feed the cattle anything special, since they were strictly pasture animals, but I did make sure they had fresh water. I’d contemplated getting pigs for various reasons, but I couldn't afford the time and trouble yet, much less the cost to bring them on the farm.

Monday, May 28, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 3

The rain comes down like angry bees
And the streetlight flickers on
I thought that I could overcome this all
But now I see I was wrong

~Assemblage 23, Alone Again

How I came to realize Bella Swan could break my heart

Thursday, May 24, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 2

Under the dead of night
Blending with shifting light
I see you, just another job to do
Lead me to clear, unobstructed view
Trying not to give myself away
Feel me nearer, what's to come?
Just another job to do

~Jerry Cantrell, A Job To Do

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

FAÇADE Chapter 1

Got a secret
can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you, then I know you
won't tell what I said
'Cause two can keep a secret
if one of them is dead
~The Pierces, Secret

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 2


I had to stop and sit down; I was working myself to death, and I knew it. I sat on the bench outside the chicken coop and used my bandana to wipe my sweaty face. My old hound, Rusty, plopped his butt next to me, leaning in to my hand as I scratched his ear. It had been months since my bastard husband had been put in the ground, and I had lost fifteen pounds from all the extra work I was having to put in. I needed a solution, and I needed it quick.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seismic Shift Outtake 2

I have seen a sunset in the Western sky
Ain’t nothin’ like the brightness in your eyes
And I have seen the moon reflected in the sea
But that don't compare to how you shine on me
After everything I’ve seen, I’d rather see you smile
I’ll make it known you are my world and nothing less
So will you dance with me
I will lead you
Give every moment that I have
Just to be near you
And when the songs end and everyone else leaves
Will you dance one more with me?

~Phillip Phillips, Dance With Me

Monday, May 14, 2018

Seismic Shift Futuretake 1

I didn't fall in love with you,
I walked into love with you
with my eyes wide open,
choosing to take
every step along the way.
I do believe in fate and destiny,
but I also believe
we are only fated
to do the things
that we’d choose anyway.
And I’d choose you
in a hundred lifetimes
in a hundred worlds
in any version of reality.
I’d find you
and I’d choose you.

~ Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1,500 Acres Chapter 1

One summer between high school and college changed Edward’s ideas about his life’s plans. Could he really build a life with a much older woman two thousand miles away?