Team Building Exercise

The oaks on the mountain are awash in starlight. Beneath them, the wolf participates with vigor in the ruthless dance of the hunt. Thought is unnecessary as her muscles slide against one another. Worry does not exist as her paws land on earth and fallen leaves. She is one of many, and the many become … Continue reading Team Building Exercise


The narwhal was drawn to the milkweed, despite her indifference. She was beautiful in her pale pink decorations, as her leaves reached to the sky. The narwhal thought it was an exhortation to the Gods and admired her devotion. Whenever the blessing passed, he pulsed at her. She wasn't in the water, but maybe this … Continue reading Unrequited

Spice Up Your Life

"I'll tell you what I want," Jennifer sang, "what I really, really want." She ran her fingers through her wet lupini beans and cradled a handful. She let the handful of beans slide into the boiling water and added the rest. "I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig, ah..." she joined the chorus. She loved … Continue reading Spice Up Your Life

The Inside Voice

"Kalmia, Kalmia, Kalmia!" Jamie shouted at her husband. "OK..." he said, frowning. "It's a mountain laurel," she explained. "How am I supposed to know that?" Bob said. "I told you at least three times." "No you didn't." Maybe it was two, she thought. It was definitely more than one. You're a Dodo Head, Bob, she … Continue reading The Inside Voice