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Victoria Desperado's Mansion of Despair

Her boldness blinded her, and she paid the full price.

About 1900 words   Victoria Desperado's Mansion of Despair by James Foley   In Annapolis, Maryland, Andy Bannock stood on a sixty-four-foot ketch, watching the night get wetter and wilder. He was under contract to move this boat to Baltimore before tomorr...

Keep Trying

Random thoughts about trying.

Failing at something shouldn't bring you downIt just means you must try again sometimeThis should never cause you to frownIn life there really is no time line We strive to succeed most every daySometimes in life we will failIf you make a mistake try a dif...


Not Good Enough

All those expectation, I hope they never come true.

I remember when I was a child, the fear and pounding of my heart when I had grades lower than a C. How ashamed I felt when you gave me that look of disappointment, and told me that I was better than this, because my brothers never had anything lower than...

A soft breeze flowing through the boughs of the deciduous trees, racing its way across empty fields of grass and slow moving streams and ponds, carrying on it the music of the night. Crickets chirped in the shadows, working together to create a symphony....

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Are You Here

How a true friend always walks beside and supports a friend.

Are you here, I ask?As I face a daunting task. You always answer, yes.I am here, what do you need? I tell you I am struggling.You urge me to carry on. I tell you, I am afraid.You place your hand in mine. I say, I am going to tumble.You always, prop me up....