Ribbon and Twilight

Playtime with my friends necessitated a growing G.I. Joe collection, and while I won’t deny that I enjoyed the toys, they always seemed kind of drab to me. Almost every one was green, black, or some combination of the two. The rare figures in red, white, or blue were always my favorite.…

Underbike:

Further to the north, along Pole Line road, were a collection of outlying mud hills. In one particular place, the road traveled through a notch between two wide hills. The hill to the east was so boring, I can barely remember what it looked like. But to the west was a hill that immediately grabbed not only my attention, but that of many riders before.…

Walking Home:

It was back when I was going to school with cousin-L. I was walking up the hill from the bus stop. The boys had decided I was wrong about something. They said “Let’s kick his ass when we get off at the stop.” and so I ran. I ran and ran, as hard as I could, but eventually the older boys caught up with me.…

Military Family:

To the west of home and down the hill was a large white house. I never knew who lived there before, but one day a new family moved in. There was a tow headed boy about my age, his sister some three or four years older, his mother, and his father who was a parachuting instructor for the Air Force.…

Spider Ear:

We had been playing soccer at school again, but I was having a hard time participating. I was just so tired, I wanted to go lay down under a tree and nap. LL kicked the ball to me, but I just let it roll past. My whole team was pretty disappointed in that move.…