Author Archives: earthskyair

distraction

For Friday Fictioneers, 100 words Loading was going according to schedule. The new rigger seemed to be working out alright, slow but conscientious. As Kevin took one last walk around the load, his phone rang. A moony smile spread across … Continue reading

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inner tabby

inside you hold the wild your dance so fierce with joy that leaps and flies among the clouds alive ###

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just thinking

I do a lot of thinking. A whole lot of thinking. Thinking is a critical part of writing. Right from the get-go you have to think about what it is you’re going to write. Then you have to think about … Continue reading

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dreamless

I walk out to the middle of the field. Like a little kid, I plop down into the cool grass and sprawl out on my back. I just lie there, looking up at the sky.  It’s one of those super-blue … Continue reading

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air to breathe

Somedays I get a little frantic because it’s like I can’t breathe, there’s just no air to breathe. I want to see the sky, the whole big sky from end to end and no end at all. Buildings and shadows … Continue reading

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the companion

Almost becalmed, the boat tiptoed through the ripples. The sails hung listless in the silence. Water stretched away in every direction to the horizon, empty of other souls. Alone on the boat, she became aware that she was not unaccompanied. … Continue reading

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ready and willing

For Friday Fictioneers, 100 words Retirement was not agreeing with them. Roscoe and Norma restlessly sipped their drinks, soaking in the tropical surroundings. The spacious deck overlooked a pond teeming with beautiful, lush growth, but they both sat bored, itching … Continue reading

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the well-read cat

There is nothing my wonderful best friend cat likes better than to curl up with me and a good book, or even a mediocre book. As long as he can comfortably situate himself, Tippy’s reading appetite is nothing short of … Continue reading

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this day

as the birds warble me awakeinto the yet dark birth of a new dayi slowly pull away from already forgotten dreamsand the mantle of anxieties begins to weave around me i watch as the light comesand the birds cease their … Continue reading

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spontaneous

The strains of the old song wafted out over the streetside cafe. Maddie couldn’t help herself. “Oh, we have to dance!” she trilled, eyes sparkling. “What? Here? Now?” Peter laughed. Still, he, too, could feel the pull of the song. … Continue reading

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