"Let me see if I have this straight." She uncrossed her long legs and stood. Putting down her notebook, she turned to face him and leaned back on the desk. "You had an ex-wife that mentally beat you down to where you need to thank every woman for a fantasy." Her black skirt slit in the front, rising just enough that he could see the top of her black stockings. Cliff sat in the overstuffed chair and stared at her. A bottled water jiggled beside the large man as a train passed by on the road outside the office. He could see the snow drifting towards the ground from the window behind the doctor's desk. "Cliff," she spoke through a genuine smile. "How much weight have you lost?" "Fifty pounds so far." "Feeling more confident?" [Read more...]
"How old is she?" "Heather? She's 20." Cliff looked around at the exercise equipment as they walked through the gym. Derek stopped at the rowing machine. "Half your age, man." "She works for me and that's it." Derek chuckled as he crouched to adjust to machine. "Yet you keep bringing her up." Cliff sighed and looked at his reflection in the wall of mirrors. His red tee shirt draped over black sweat pants. He smacked his belly and mimicked Derek's deeper voice, "Won't be long and this baby'll be gone." Weights clanked in announcement of the tall redhead that rounded the corner. Her black sports bra and black skin tight shorts left little to the imagination "Derek, darlin'," she said with a slight southern drawl. Derek looked up from [Read more...]
"Nice sweater." Cliff tugged his red sweater over his large belly in a self conscious mock of the Picard maneuver. The young lady grinned and smacked her gum as her jaw hammered at it. Her brunette hair fell far enough that she could have sat on it. Her black sweater and red skirt showed off her curves. "Has Ms. Williams come in yet?" Cliff put his briefcase on the counter. She smacked her gum more in thought. "Um, I think so. Lemme check." Her fingers flew across the keyboard in front of her. They the tapped on the phone pad beside her. Ms. Williams? A gentleman here to see you." Cliff chuckled that she did not know. She continued her one sided conversation, "Um...mister...?" "Cliff," he helped her. "Cliff," she smiled into the [Read more...]
This is one of those mornings... You know those mornings...when at oh-five hundred you are woken by the passing snow plows. When even after those snow plows, the roads are still treacherous as the snow is falling so fast to quickly rebuild its camouflage fort for the ice underneath. Then you get out with the shovel and get the walk completed just as you realize that the spot where your work started has already vanished as the snowflakes continue to attack the ground. I love snow, but not this much. I would prefer one of those other mornings... You know those other mornings...when at oh-five hundred you are awoken by the goddess laying beside you as her mouth decides it wants to bring you to erection inside it. It continues its [Read more...]
There is someone across the street standing in the glowing snow. The snow glows in reflection of lights above. It glistens and shines from street and house lights...man made lights. The lights of the gods are covered over by a thick film of snow filled clouds. They shall remain until they empty themselves of this current snow fall. I would not see the figure across the street without the lights. Even with reflected Moonlight, unlikely. Only visible from the light of humans. Yet the figure stands there. Quietly, unassuming, not asking to be seen...seen, none the less. Waiting on some imaginary bus that never travels this road. In need of a driver to take him home. The figure wears a human made coat and human made shoes...he waits for a [Read more...]
Dead star light Dead star bright First dead star I see tonight I wish I may I wish I might Know who looked to you before your twilight All of those gorgeous dead stars in the sky. Considering the billions of years it took some of that light to get here, curious how many of them are still burning up there. This is one of those illusions that has proven to me that not all is as it seems. All is simply as it is perceived. Through these perceptions, we assume and claim to know facts that, in retrospect are simply made up fables. The world is flat. The galaxy and sun revolve around the Earth. There are stars in the night sky. On this last point...what is night? Who's sky? Ours, yes, but in some other part of the 'verse it is likely not [Read more...]
"Damn!" Cliff finished his ice cream cone just as he spotted the drips on his red sweater. Licking the tip of his thumb, he brushed at it trying to get it off his large belly. He walked along the path watching the people. Compared to most, he was over dressed. The arm pit sweat stains grew by the second. The splash of water hit the beach just south over his right shoulder. Children giggled as they had their first chance of the spring to play. A brunette in hot red shorts sped past him on roller skates. Her pale skin winked at him from under her white halter top. "Too skinny," Cliff whispered. "That can't be healthy." He saw a shock of red hair over his right shoulder before he felt her run into the back of him. The female scream made [Read more...]
Drifting home tonight as the wind a flurries push me on my way. Sign ahead says Newmarket is ahead, but I'm not convinced that is where I want to go. The Moon is in hiding tonight. Considering how bright it was for Solstice, it probably needs to recharge. Took the dog out a week ago, and it seemed as though she was mimicking the sun. Perhaps it was flirting. She was showing her bright feathers to reinitiate the chase across the sky. It was wonderful feeling her light across my face. Feeling her looking...and I cannot decide if she looks up at us, or down upon us. Either way, we should give her a show to make her smile and grow even brighter in the night sky.