There are 54 days to Halloween- will you be spending them alone?


One night

I sat at a desk  in a dark and chilly study

and watched the fog roll in from Apple Orchard across the road

from where I have lived, all of my life.


The fog moved around the trees, politely

it crept across the lawn silently

it reminded me of my one eared cat stalking it’s prey

before killing it for fun.


The quiet mist slid up to my house,  it crawled up the brickwork

and then it clung to my window

and dripped tiny droplets of water

that crackled as they slid down the panes of chilly glass one by one.


I closed my eyes

and then I opened them

and if I blurred them just a little

I knew for certain that the eyeless face, with the jagged teeth

I saw in the window

that the fog had hungrily devoured

wasn’t mine.

This time.



Sun Kisses


How romantic, I thought on the day I saw the Sun reach down and touch the face of Anubis in Pioneer Square.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

The soft rays must have felt warm and gentle as they fell upon the giant statue’s cold and stoic face.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

It was a sweet notion I have kept and think of when I look up into the sky

and I thought it was even a loving gesture until I saw what a solar filament looks like

as it snakes its way around the Sun and now I think I that my notions may have been a little silly.

It’s goes without saying that if the Sun tries to kiss you, love and affection isn’t part of

the the gesture.

Photo: NASA-
Epic Filament Eruption from the Sun