I started writing this poem years ago, but left it half written and couldn’t bring myself to find a way to finish it, mostly because I didn’t know how it should end. Today I did… Sitting here in this airport just look at me,In a wheelchair bandaged I can hardly see;My long journey home I... Continue Reading →

Lady Instead

Jack Hemingway returns in the sequel to the novel Lady In Red. Unable to reconcile the loss of family and unwilling to accept that he has fathered a child that could possibly grow up as dysfunctional as himself, Jack spirals into an abyss of depression and self-loathing. Remnants from the war cause him physical pain... Continue Reading →

Just To Be Alive

Life’s been tough you don’t know what to do,No answers gonna come to help pull you through,So you close your eyes, hope it all goes away; Can’t keep all the clouds from turnin’ dark gray,Life’s here to stay, ain’t gonna change for you anyway.So you turn to something gonna make you feel good,You know you... Continue Reading →

I Win…

On September 10, 2020, Jackie Hemingway set out from Pass-A-Grille, Florida on a record-setting four mile swim. She intended to swim to a point two miles to the west of Pass-A-Grille, turn around and swim two miles back. You can read about this in the short story, This One’s Got You Beat! It is highly... Continue Reading →

This One’s Got You Beat!

Jackie quickly calculated the direction and speed of the storm approaching her as she swam more than a mile offshore. She enjoyed the freedom of open water swimming, however, it was a passion that wasn’t without its perils.  Today bore that statement true as Jackie, now offshore at a distance of just under a mile... Continue Reading →

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