Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Cautionary Tale

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Lillie McFerrin Writes

Beverly scratched her stomach and looked down as she stood on the scales in her pajamas; not the number she had been hoping for.

She stepped off and shuffled into the kitchen to start the coffee machine but before she could reach the counter she felt a pull to the other side of the room where the big white refrigerator sat.

She stood there, bemused, but as long as she was there, reached inside for the remains of last night’s tiramisu.

Turning back to the counter, sticky dessert plate in hand, she was oblivious to the souvenirs from past trips that were arranged on the appliance -  tiny ceramic lemons from Sorrento, a scene from Mount Vernon, the logo of the Boston Red Sox, and many others.

They had gathered to form a ring of magnetism, a ring that not only held them to the refrigerator, but had also drawn her to it as well.  

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Far Away Time

On special holidays and birthdays our phone in Virginia would ring.

It would be my grandfather calling from Oklahoma

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013


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Lillie McFerrin Writes

A mirror ran the length of the conference room and as Beth turned her attention to the documents before her, she noted that the younger woman to her right used the moment to run one hand over her long black hair.

Beth remembered that reflex, the one that went with taking for granted how many heads would turn as she entered a room.

She looked down with satisfaction at her hands, now embossed with learning how to shape her own life.

Age had freed her; her hair, her skin, her body were all finally her own.

Now emancipated from beauty, she smiled at the staff before her as she opened her meeting.