Author Archives: talesofthechronicles

The Silence Before the Scream

I stare at the horizon and the waves hit my shins. The receding water buries my feet in warm sand, and I’m finally at peace. My cluttered mind now at ease. A place I desperately wanted to call, home. Here, … Continue reading

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The Stars and the Sea

“Stuck. In the muck. Down on my luck. My mind has been hit by a speeding dump truck. Feet firm on the ground, brain running amok. I see the sea and the sky and behold I’m awestruck. -JSM-   In … Continue reading

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A Hard Fall From a High Wagon

“I’m on the front line, don’t worry I’ll be fine, the story is just beginning. I say goodbye to my weakness, so long to the regret, and now I see the world through diamond eyes.”  -Shinedown- As winter approaches, I’ve felt fatigued, sluggish, and … Continue reading

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Pastor McKay

The following morning I returned to my old stomping grounds. A small town I had invested much spare time in my youth. A place where I spent many years after high school trying to find myself. The early days of … Continue reading

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Strangers in the Storm

“In restless dreams I walked alone. Narrow streets of cobblestone. ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp. When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, that split the night, and touched … Continue reading

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Backseat Driver

The car’s headlights pierced the darkness and the wide beams illuminated my driveway. Leaves captured in a swirling vortex of late autumn wind raced across the hood and circled the vehicle. Winter was almost upon us and the only escape … Continue reading

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Firestarter

“Love is friendship set on fire.” -Jeremy Taylor-   As far as I’m concerned, the single greatest thing about new relationships, is the lack of a rule book. No guidelines. No grand design. One thing I’ve always hated (and I’m … Continue reading

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