There is a dichotomy of my attention when I am looking out across the landscape of the country I belong, the United States. On one hand, in my daily life, I rarely come across anything like what the different media outlets and social media would have you believe. I guess that in many ways, that … Continue reading The Distraction
"Absorbing The Scent"a poem by Jeremy C Kester Tending the gardenthe flowersbeauty surroundsand fallsthe petals not enoughto secure my lustbut to clip the flowerthe stem from which I takeand wish to placeinsideand steal it to my pocketto keep the beauty for meand none elsebut why do we stealsuch as I play with my fingersto absorb … Continue reading Absorbing The Scent – a poem
"A Simple Story"a flash-fiction short story by Jeremy C KesterPart of Free Fiction Fridays “It’s a simple story,” my grandpapa said again. I sat on the stoop as he rocked back and forth in his chair. This was the way things had been that summer. Few words were ever spoken except the volume of those … Continue reading A Simple Story – a short story
I've been wearing thin on the news, as I am sure many have. There are simply too many wonderfully terrible examples available to us allowing us each the opportunity to condemn humanity. There are also plenty of reasons to be angry. There are those who abuse their power, taking either resources or lives away from … Continue reading Are We Trying?