Oh, dear, he thought as the figure slowly became two. He quickly dialed the doctor.
“The results aren’t quite what we expected. What’s our plan B?”
“It’s the color of the mind!”
Nobody heard. They were home nursing migraines.
Startled guests gasped. Carina grabbed for the fire extinguisher.
Damn! she thought. Who thought bundling all 100 candles on Aunt Edith’s cake was a good idea?
Flames tickled the chandelier while a once sleepy Aunt Edith sat up in her wheelchair and shrieked.
“That ambrosia was to die for!”
The gods laughed as they settled in to watch the sunset.
“Anyone got a Mento?” said Dionysus. Ares tossed him a pack.
Dionysus poured the whole thing down a crack in the rocks. Boom! The group cheered as lava exploded out and oozed into the sea.
“The river is blood!” the townspeople cried. “The end is here!”
They locked themselves securely in their homes.
As if that will help, she thought. She unlocked her lab. There had to be a logical explanation.
A single, early tulip bows to the darkening sky, a fragile testament to life’s struggle to survive. Clouds release their torrent. The tattered bloom gives thanks.
She looked at the writhing lump on the floor. Though she’d tried, she couldn’t stop the teetering egg from falling as the conveyor belt jolted. Now its slimy contents were at her feet.
With horror she noticed that the creature had swiveled its head around and turned its hungry eyes on her.
As the ball sailed over the goal, we laughed as we had many times before, then began our usual sideline comedic conversation.
I leaned over. “By the way, this is my friend, Felicia.”
“Hi Felicia. I’m Tammy.”
I smiled. Now I knew.
The chi flowed freely through the house, though he was afraid to move.
She shoots upward, outward,
Like a rocket to the moon,
The views splendid from above.
But the laws of gravity are unrelenting,
And even rockets must obey
When the payload
Of a life shared
Pulls her back to earth.