Senses: Hearing

Slowly his mind engages more and more, sight and smell returned as his soul recovers. Now he hears again. Birds outside sing their first songs of the day. The quiet sounds of the house, he closes his eyes to absorb. Each creak in the wood, a sign of life in the vessel that hosted her […]

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Senses: Smell

Through the window the sweet smells of autumn drift into the room. Autumn air at peak foliage carries the meat of his childhood. He breathes in the air like a child drinks milk, not stopping until each drop saturates. The turf of the football field, the musky dirt of tumbling piles of leaves, the anxious […]

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Senses: Vision

She sees fatigue in his eyes, weary from travel, stumbling through the door. She supports him by his shoulders, leads him to the couch. He asks, undo my collar, and she complies, fingers running through his hair. He shivers, she worries, covers him with a blanket, begins to nurse him back to health. A soft […]

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