Just One Thing

Just One Thing

Each summer, the flowers at the cabin tell me a story. I have a combination that I like, begonias, petunias, some sweet potato vine, and my secret is the Persian shield. It gets to be just the right height to replace the traditional spikes in the middle of the...
Will You Meet His Gaze?

Will You Meet His Gaze?

Last summer, I got random texts from a guy who was convinced I was “Annie.” I would tell him I was not her but he was sure I was pushing him off. Oh, Annie. Their relationship was obviously ongoing, but she didn’t trust him enough to give him her real number. It makes...
In What Do You Find Security?

In What Do You Find Security?

When we travel, Ella packs her suitcase with her very important things that she can’t live without… her lambie, her blanket, her latest craft. One time she even brought a cardboard paper towel roll with a smiley face written on it. You know, because that’s...
My Protector

My Protector

My grandparents lived on Marco Island, off the coast of Florida.  When I was in high school, my grandfather would give me his boat and my friends and I would drive it around the entire island. We would boat through the protected mud flats and across the expanse of the...