Marching On

7:21 a.m. My phone alarm’s muffled ring comes from somewhere buried under the sheets. In that momentary burst of energy that comes from a sudden arousal from sleep, I dig through the bed sheets, tossing pillows aside and hitting the snooze button almost immediately.  The alarm now silent, I exhale softly. Rolling back over, I close my [...]

Something About Summer: A Series (4)

"There's something about summer, isn’t there?”  * * *  You put your head down on the table, simply wishing for the time to go quickly. The boat rises and falls with each wave of the deep sea. In your previous experiences, rides across the deep sea hasn’t exactly been forgiving. Rising to your feet, you [...]