When Heaven Cries

A follow up to Death’s Door. The pitter-patter of raindrops on my face coaxes me back to the edge of consciousness. I’m not sure how, but I force my eyes open. They are dry and painful, but— “Water!” I cry out with a rasping voice, sitting upright painfully. My muscles are stiff, and my body [...]

Death’s Door—A Short Story

I’m in a place in my life where I am trying to write stories with hope, so if it is too dark for you, just know that where there is life, there is always hope. “This stream is dried out too,” I say weakly, patting my horse’s chestnut side more to comfort myself than her, [...]

Stellaria media

Chickweed, aka chick wittles, clucken wort, and chickeny weed, is available for harvest almost year round, except in midsummer when it becomes fibrous and tough, and in midwinter when it disappears. The name Stellaria comes from the fact that the flowers are like little stars. Although beloved by chickens, chickweed is an excellent salad plant [...]