Self-Exploration – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Jessie walked out of the cabin door. She took in a deep breath of the fresh, clean, morning air. She stretched and took all the scenery in. The early morning brightly colored birds sang and chirped. The frogs from the nearby pond made noises. Jessie was all alone out in the heart of nature. The … Continue reading Self-Exploration – Short Story by Lola Hornof

The Decision – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Juliana was walking through the streets of New York City. Thinking about the decision she had to make. Her fiancé had been offered an excellent job in Seattle. Was she ready to relocate all the way across the country? After all her whole life was here. Her dream job, family, and all her friends she … Continue reading The Decision – Short Story by Lola Hornof

New Orleans – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Julie was completely memorized by this magnificent city. New Orleans. She had finally made it here, her dream. She slowly walked down Bourbon Street taking in all the sights. Jazz music was playing, with its up beats, on the street by the native musicians. The sights and sounds amazed her and put her in a … Continue reading New Orleans – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Heartbreak – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Knowing that Abigail’s heart was weak medically with a heart condition, great care and concern had to be taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death. They called her sister and best friend, who headed to her house immediately. Abigail was surprised to see them. Following them arriving … Continue reading Heartbreak – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Life on the Streets – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Jessie had grown up in foster care after her parent’s sudden death. She had no family to take care of her. No one would adopt her because she just was not what they wanted or was too old. So when she turned eighteen, she was kicked out on the streets by the foster care system. … Continue reading Life on the Streets – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Heartache – Short Story by Lola Hornof

I stood looking out the window, staring blankly at the crashing lightning and pouring rain. The coffee I sipped was not doing its job. I pushed back the stray hairs out of my face. My face was wet from the tears. The smell of rain was I could sense. I was numb from the heartache. … Continue reading Heartache – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Surprise Connection – Short Story by Lola Hornof

A double date was always a bad idea.  It was a favor to her roommate.  Bethany had never met the guy or heard of him, so she was nervous. Why am I putting myself through this she asked herself.  This was one favor she would cash in on at a later date. So she got … Continue reading Surprise Connection – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Amanda – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Amanda was an average girl with average looks.  She had never felt special.  Her self-esteem did not give her much hope.  There was no encouragement in her life.  Her parents were divorced.  All her mom did was work and her dad traveled all the time.  Neither ever having time for her. Amanda’s best friend since … Continue reading Amanda – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Leaving – Short Story by Lola Hornof

The evening was dark as she made her way down the road to town. Ashley knew what she had to do today. Being a housewife in a terrible situation, she knew she had to abandon the life she had. The feelings of being trapped were overwhelming. Her desperation to get out was killing her soul. … Continue reading Leaving – Short Story by Lola Hornof

Museum of Appalachia – Acrostic by Mike Miller

Machines and tools of the day Unsophisticated? Hardly. Their Simplicity exposes the intelligence and Energy of the people, persevering Under the difficulties of Nature. Men, women, children, all had responsibilities. One’s life, one’s goals, were driven by Family and friends, their needs, their wants, Antiquated to us, customary to them. Past generations – poor generations, … Continue reading Museum of Appalachia – Acrostic by Mike Miller