The Story Behind Your Smile

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The Story Behind Your Smile

A sad tale resides inside every
tear that moistens our cheeks

A legend illustrates the scars
we wear like proud badges

A saga explains the triumphs
and tragedies of our lives

The only thing I need is to be
the story behind your smile

Photo of my wife Allie taken by me (August 2015)


Serial (100 Words)


Serial  (100 Words)

Detective Jake Monroe examined the bloody crime scene. All the expected signs were there; the slashed throat, the look of terror in her eyes, and missing shoes.

The Riverside Killer struck again.

“Number five is a blonde?”

He turned to look at his partner Max who entered the hotel room.

“Do we know her name?”

“Let me see,” Jake scooped up her purse to search for her ID.

“You must be relieved.”

Jake sighed. “Was that necessary?”

Max shrugged. “Hey, at least this time there’s no evidence tying her to you.”

Opening her purse, Jake found a photo of himself.

Aftermath (100 Words)


Aftermath  (100 Words)


Faith thought about adding the word “less” to her name.

She had no idea who started the war. It didn’t matter. Nothing remained; just wreckage and ashes.

Days since she saw another living human, she shaded her eyes from the dust clouds.

What kind of God would allow this to happen? The same sadistic, bastard who let her survive.


Faith frowned. Entering an overturned subway, she pushed a corpse with her boot and found a baby.

“Hey, how will I know your name baby girl?”

Someone had pinned a folded note to the baby’s blouse.

She read it.



Photo taken from Pinterest.


One Woman Man (100 Words)


One Woman Man (100 Words)

Tony sat alone at a restaurant.

A sleek brunette sat at a table near him. Her skirt rode up her silky thighs revealing more than he expected.

His attention appeared to amuse her.

Damn, she caught me watching her. Tony looked away.

Tired of being single, he looked back at her. Beautiful.

Lipstick easing over her pouty lips, she stopped to give him a long lingering stare.

Oh, the chemistry.  He groaned.  She feels it too.  

Tony shifted in his seat to conceal his excitement.

“Is everything okay?”

“Yeah,” he assured his twelve year old daughter. “It couldn’t be better.”



Photo taken from Pinterest




Sightless Isabelle


Sightless Isabelle

Isabelle heard cries
of terrorism & wars.
It so frightened this
little girl. She felt the
hate & envy circulate
like an awful venom
through this world.

Sightless Isabelle lives
a happy life where love
& hope will always rise.
The child feels blessed
she never witnessed
hatred with her eyes

My wife Allie found this in Google Images.

The Experiment (100 Words)


The Experiment (100 Words)

Jackson walked through the lonely streets.

Wanting to learn more about his past, he volunteered for the dangerous experiment.

Scientists advised him of everything that could go wrong. They never suspected everything would go right.

Total recall, perfect memory; some said it couldn’t be accomplished.

Yet, long lost memories rushed through him like light through a prism.

Lost loves, toddler falls, even prenatal sensations.

He lived trapped in an eternal state of nostalgia.

They told him he would recall every memory.

No one warned him he would relive every pain.

Jackson finally understood some things are meant to be forgotten.


Photo taken from Google Images