Monday, July 27, 2015

Denise Callaway Week 161: Charred

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Denise Callaway’s Picture Choice: 2

Title: Charred

The flame licked up the wood as Missy studied it therapeutically. It seemed to represent her life of late. Everything went up in flames and she lost it all. Her job first kicked her to the curb...cutbacks. Then her landlord refused to work with her on her rent. She turned around on the picnic table to look towards the tent. At least she didn’t have little mouths to feed. But at some point, everything would bottom out. A briefcase held all her credentials. A college degree, job experience, but no address. Grabbing the bucket of water, she doused the fire and began to pack up the tent. Glancing around the campground once more, she picked up the charred stick and wrote on the table, “I am real!” Perhaps someone would believe and things would start falling into place. For now, she remained invisible, unnoticed, and...hungry.


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Denise finds herself lost in a field of dandelions. With one blow, her dandelion dreams transform into the words on a page. Some of those dreams have found their way to her website:



  1. Very relevant to the present time. Nice intensity. Good stuff.

    1. Thank you. It is an all too common story. I felt it needed a voice.