Roadrunner Musings

Mind Wandering

“If you can be anything be a ____.” Be a bird. Be a bug. Be a mom. Be a hero. Be an ass. Be a jerk. Be a kid. Be a student. Be a master. Be a slave. Be a product of your own imagination. Hmm…there’s a good one. I can’t say what you...

Bird Watching

Ideas coming into focus. I search for a place to sit and quietly watch them settle, hoping I can make note of them, capture them before they… Be careful! Don’t startle them. Any sudden movement or noise may scare them into flight and who knows when they’ll be back again. Ideas, like birds, are...

The Agony of Decisions – A Short Story

I feel like my soul is split in half! “Split in half.” That’s a joke; more like splintered into a thousand pieces. ‘Hurry up!’ she says. Yeah, right. That’s just what I need. If I lift a foot to hurry my pace, I feel like I’ll become uprooted by the wind and blow across...

Oh, my darlin’ Clementine…

My neighbor has a burro and I love her. When I walk by, I frequently talk to her. Usually, she just stares back at me with those sweet, sad burro eyes, but sometimes she talks to me. I want to take her home with me. I wonder if she’d be missed. When they came...

Love Story

Can there be other ways to love a person? Do all romantic relationships have to follow the same course?