Back to the Garden/Warrior and Huntress/Forever Never

Mna went straight to Ella, embracing her warmly, and kissed her gently on the cheek. When their bodies touched, the life within Ella leapt as if in greeting to the child Mna carried. A tiny gasp of understanding escaped Mna’s lips as she withdrew and looked into the eyes of their friend’s new companion. Within the dark depths of Ella’s gaze she recognized hesitation and realized this was still the mother’s secret. She smiled at Ella, but a furrow of question creased her soft brow. She turned to Laoch and reached up to give him a squeeze, always stunned by how broad his shoulders were, how strong his arms felt as he hugged her gently in return. Continue reading Back to the Garden/Warrior and Huntress/Forever Never


Traces by Cheryl Pennington Tracing the rim of your glass with your fingers, you told me about your life, filling my mind with thoughts of escape. Tracing the lines of my body with your gentle hands, you awakened the passion that slumbered beneath a cloak of fear. Tracing the tears as they slid down my cheeks, you coldly walked away, leaving me to consider all that I wanted. Tracing your footprints, I followed your voice, With colors flying I sped to your side, Upon my white horse quickly bartered for love. Tracing life’s highways with the call of your heart … Continue reading Traces/Poetry