2. Contentment #nanowrimoprompt

Sunday is not for rushing. Minecraft totems, protectors against the night, are cast aside; the blinds are up, and comics are for reading. I crawl into his bed for cuddles – finding contentment in the dankness of morning breath and a wet kiss left on my cheek.     You’re doing #nanowrimoprompt, right?

1. Gratitude #nanowrimoprompt

The driveway was full of dressed up children, with faces white and bloodied. Some, barely old enough to walk, tottered around with their plastic pumpkins, reaching out to the shuddering skeletons in their cages and recoiling as soon as they got too close. Parents wandered around, holding up their iPhones, smiling and talking among themselves. We…

Family Vignettes

  Adam is away visiting his sick mother this week. The kids and I are here, performing our usual daily tasks – routines so often provide a kind of buffer or safety zone, at least until someone hits peak tiredness and snaps. A thoughtless remark or stinging comeback can let out the positivity in a…