July 2010

Cycling Story

Well-built, genial, and hardworking, Mandie immediately got Lisa’s attention. He came in one morning at the bakery to ease her…

Pirc Perks

I loved Pirc: 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3, 3…g6. A king-side meek opening for black, it’s often summoned by close-gamers.…

Disfigured

With the pristine sights of green fields, refreshing whizz of winds, chantings of rushing waters, and everything around shaded by…

Flee from Drab

When you’re gone, you’re away, you’re far, When you’re never close to wipe bitter tears at night, When emptiness &…

The Spelling Bee

As big, wide eyes focused on Lisa, she marveled at those tiny creatures glued to branches of trees in the…

Zest for School

At the crack of each dawn, Lisa hurriedly gets out of bed and goes to her aunt’s bakery shop tagging…

Get Lucky

When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider: God has made the one as well as…

The Mossy Ground

“What happened to your face?” her Aunt Carol asked. “It’s nothing. I just bumped into something,” Lisa nonchalantly answered. Her…

Coffee, Everyone?

We all probably need coffee or we’re all in peril dozing off in the face of inanity. I was surprised…

Settling In

“Is she your only daughter? Ms. Vargas asked. Why would she think I’m an only child? Lisa thought. Now, she…