It’s a Small World After All

by Barb Gordon-Kessel, 06/30/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category I wake up to week four of Michigan’s coronavirus shutdown with a startling revelation, I want to go to Disney World. Inexplicably, I crave crying babies, their crabby parents, annoyingly perky...

Daybreak

by Susan Odgers, 06/30/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Susan Odgers Adult “Daybreak” This morning, my day begins as it always has. From a quilt covered queen size brass bed, I softly open my blue eyes. To my right side, I look upward at the wall with the...

Breaking Quarantine

by Betsy Emdin, 06/29/2020, Traverse City, MI Adult Category Quarantine ended for me on June 8, when I drove from Traverse City to Grand Rapids to help out with my granddaughters aged 20 months and 3 ¾. My daughter’s mother-in-law is terminally ill, and her husband...

Family Happiness: A medicine for us all

by MICHAEL SIMS, 06/29/2020, Traverse, MI Adult Category We all have family that we call our own, it needn’t even matter whether they’re of blood or not. Whether one was raised through biological blood, adapted, or sees another person/group as a surrogate family,...

Garden of Eden–Redux

by D. Dina Friedman, 06/29/2020, Hadley, MA Adult Category Two days into the darker side of the solstice, I open the door to coreopsis that has burst into yellow bloom, and set out to de-clutter the day lilies from the ever-colonizing irises. Luscious dirt in my hands...

Piano and the Living Room-Zoom

by Elizabeth Reed, 06/24/2020, Belmont, Ma Adult Category Piano and the Living Room-Zoom By Elizabeth Ann Reed Word count: 822 Piano teachers don’t need technology to travel into the past. We return to the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries every...