Inheritance

An experiment in microfiction, wherein I try to tell a story in under 250 words. June would have no children. “Lord, you alone are my inheritance. You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion,” she prayed over the petunias spilling from the pots on her porch. She plucked the dead heads with no great […]

My Prayer for May 29, 2020

1 Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.2 Everyone lies to their neighbor;    they flatter with their lips    but harbor deception in their hearts. 3 May the Lord silence all flattering lips    and every boastful tongue—4 those who say,    “By our tongues we will prevail;    our own lips will defend us—who is lord over us?” 5 “Because the poor […]

7.14.15 – 5.8.20

7.14.15 by Amanda Wenisch Squash blossoms open into five-point starsAnd wave in a constellation from the garden, promising fruit soon.Today, New Horizons showed us Pluto after soaring through space for nine years.It shakes loose in me some doubt of God.How can in this vastness anything be sure?How can anything see me, know me, love me, […]

The Family of Things

Is it appropriate to put “disassociation” as a skill on your resume? I’m starting with a joke because this is not what I wanted to publish today. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert repenting.You only […]

Little Ones

I am a big fan of being in control. Just truly a huge fan of planning and coordinating and timing things so they go off perfectly. I literally itch and squirm in discomfort when a well-planned thing doesn’t go well. This characteristic has served many employers well, but I swiftly burn right out. I am […]

Empty Jars

As I sat in my car this past August, in the rain, in a cemetery where I could not locate my mawmaw’s grave, I wept for this intense emptiness that had taken residence in my heart and soul. I felt it even in the pits of my body, manifesting in exhaustion and aches. Mawmaw has […]