A Song at Twilight

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Abby hummed as she worked: Just a song at twilight, when the lights are low. . . .

Her mind was always full of memories, but lately they’d been running like a movie in her mind. Meeting Abe for the first time. . . .their first kiss. . . .wedding. . . .honeymoon. . . .babies. . . . graduations. . . . .marriages and grandbabies. . . . . .Abe’s final illness, robbing his body of mass and strength. . . .their final kiss goodbye. . . .

She stopped. Hummed “when the flick’ring shadows. . . .” She took her last breath, and went to Abe smiling like a bride.


Granny Leah

Granny Leah, confined now to a wheel chair, shook her head at the stuff piled in the garage.

“Ach, ve haf too much dese days!” Her grandchildren rolled their eyes, knowing they were in for another episode of Back in My Day.

“Ja, ve had nossing in da camps. No shoes, no Unterwäsche. No mitts for da hands. Ve came mit nossing, und ve go mit nossing. Nossing to pack und carry ven ve left.

Granny Leah glanced up at her grandchildren. Grinning, she said, “Und das is alles! Wir gehen.”

Note: Unterwasche is underwear. There should be an umlaut over the “a” but I didn’t know how to find it. Und das is alles, wir gehen means, and that’s all. We go.

Another note: I figured how to do an umlaut on my Mac. Easy, when you know how 🙂

Corona Thingy

PHOTO PROMPT © Trish Nankeville

“Hey, Florrie! What’s with all these spiky things ? We’re starting to look like that Corona thingy!”

“I don’t know, Petal. I guess this is just how we grow.”

“Well, I don’t like looking like something that makes people sick. They’re not going to plant us if we look more like a cactus than a flower!”

“You know, Petal, you complain a lot about things you can’t fix.”

“I know, but it didn’t matter until that bat flu thing went worldwide.”

“Just relax. Something else will come along and people will forget what Corona looks like.”

Jesus Didn’t Need a Boat!


“At the conclusion of today’s sermon,” said Pastor Kelton, “I’d like to invite anyone who is interested to take a look at the pontoon behind the narthex, outside on the grass. It needs a little work. If you’d like to help restore this boat to usefulness, you will be welcome to join our family on excursions on the river.

“Now, let’s look at today’s passage. Turn to Matthew 14: 22-33 in your Bibles, and let’s look closely at the story of Jesus walking on the water. He didn’t need a pontoon!”