“Soon”, she said to the impatient child, stirring the tea, the clouds of steam rising above the slightly cracked cup, slowly allowing the brew of roots to cool to a consumable temperature. She tried not to frown, her eyes filled with a sorrowful smile as she nodded reassuringly at the little one. This …Continue reading "The Tea – A Flash Fiction"
greatest gift received you’re closed eyes, sweet smiling yawn my heart in your hand Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 To all of you Mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Avalon Media to you.Continue reading "Daughter – A Haiku"
the sound of a fight echoes through the dreary house no longer refuge from where can I steal a little sense of peace, lost somewhere in the dark Copyright Claudia Blanton 2015Continue reading "Holding Onto Hope – A Poem"
Undead was such an uncaring word. Zombie was not much fun either. There are better labels I would choose for myself if anyone that mattered would listen. Who did not matter where my sisters, who thought I was way out there, and well I was pretty cool, after all I still had all of my fingers …Continue reading "Transient"
Returning to the place, where she had been abandoned, was supposed to bring her closure of some kind, but instead it brought her only an empty feeling of nothingness. The bare steps of the large church where cold, bare and a stark contrast to her childhood, adopted by the kindest people she ever met, or could …Continue reading "The Gift – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"
the price of freedom is responsibility growing up – a chore Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014 This blog post was inspired by today’s daily prompt “All Grown Up”.Continue reading "Growing Up – A Haiku"
The glimmer of hope in her eyes was startling and surprising, a sparkle I had longed to see for such a long time. There she was, filled with positive thoughts, young and innocent, expecting the world to bend to her needs, not in a selfish way, but in a comforting sense. She still believed, even …Continue reading "Hope – A Flash Fiction"
twinkle in their eyes cold winter celebrations sweet magic abounds Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014 This post was inspired by the Daily Post prompt: Getting Seasonal. This season is special to me out of many reason. A few, I want to mention here are my daughter’s and son’s birthdays, and our Yule celebrations, which all …Continue reading "Winter Holiday – A Haiku"
the shadows saw you there, hiding in the corner a brave face, small and lost within the tourmoil which shattered many childhood dreams Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014Continue reading "Witness of War – A Tanka Poem"
The artfully draped gossamer shimmered gently in the soft light of the white floor lamps, breathing a delicate atmosphere into the large room, which only a few hours earlier had been overwhelmingly large and bare. The preparations for the big day where in full swing, a few hours more, and another happy couple would leave …Continue reading "Dream Job"