#VisDare 51: Carefree #WritersWednesday

 It was a cold day, the small airfield was deserted. We talked about our trip, our flight to freedom and safety. Your smile – the Marilyn smile as we used to say – was all over the landscape, our craft, the long landing strip… and the old bike, near the shed, in the corner. WeContinue reading “#VisDare 51: Carefree #WritersWednesday”

#FWF Free Write Friday: Trust

“Follow the traces of blood” he said, and she did. Step by step, along the ever rising path, below the high cliffs, she found little drops of scarlet wetness. A large rock stopped her, it was impassable. On the rock was an arrow, showing the chasm, all the way down to the valley. Below theContinue reading “#FWF Free Write Friday: Trust”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers

 Immersed in the city we missed you, and at times, a shimmer of light in the sky, a reflection in a girl’s hair, reminded us of you. We know that soon we will go back, to the solitary trails, to the sound of our boots on the hard rock, to the smile on her faceContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Thunder

In Lauenburg The river flows, grey on grey, and fast is the Elbe. Through the wet cobbled streets, past the old mariner observing the clouds, we walk hand in hand. So dark the sky, so fast the clouds, when we see her, behind the window. You smile, she smiles, you have acknowledged each other. ForContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Thunder”

In Berlin (in five sentences…)

I drove carefully along your highways, approaching your centre as one approaches a very beautiful woman, a little tensed, perhaps apprehensive at the thought of your contemptuous stare… How quiet were your tree-lined streets, how beautiful Viktoria park in the late Summer light, and how radiant your smile when you open your door, my adoredContinue reading “In Berlin (in five sentences…)”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Flight ~ #photography #longing

 We saw you, in the immensity of the skies, soaring, oblivious of us. A perfect geometry, beyond human skills, but not beyond our hearts. We wished you farewell, my lens failing to seize but a fraction of your beauty in flight. Then we turned to each other, smiling. And she said: “I know how toContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Flight ~ #photography #longing”

FiveSentenceFiction: View

As we begin our descent, stepping over the larger stones, observing the path ahead of us, I feel your presence, nestled, inside me… For you are my companion, my lover in life and death, the protective spirit of this valley. For when I died it was for you, with you, to be with you forContinue reading “FiveSentenceFiction: View”