He came straight from morning service – couldn’t risk going home to change.  When Melissa arrived he asked, “how long do you think it will take for them to figure it out?”  “Hopefully hours, she quickly replied.”

This day was unusually cool for late August, yet they sat and watched it depart.  This plan was weeks in the making, ever since they realized that the summer doesn’t last forever.

Tomorrow morning Melissa and her family will go home.  So today, Ryan and Melissa will ride their bikes to the edge of the grove where a small path leads to a creek.  There, season’s don’t change.

© LaRonda Moore

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Inspired by  FFfAW Challenge, 4/3/2018.
Photo courtesy of Dorothy.


Love lingers the longer you leave feelings trapped.
Naked vulnerability can shock the senses silly.
You must release that that simmers just beneath an insecure surface.
For the universe doesn’t make promises.
Is it better to have or have never?

© LaRonda Moore

Versatile Blog Award

Thank YouI was nominated for the Versatile Blog Award by Amy at ambroseandelsie!  Thanks again Amy!  I love her serial fiction – it doesn’t matter where I pick up or jump in to the story, I am always instantly hooked.  Be sure to check out her blog!


Versatile Blogger AwardHere are the Rules:

  • Thank your nominator
  • Provide interesting facts about yourself
  • Nominate fellow bloggers that rock


7 Interesting Facts About Me:

  1. I am a stargazer.  I have a telescope and I am fascinated by astrology and all things outer space.
  2. I have an extreme sweet tooth.  I actually would prefer to eat dessert over dinner.
  3. My favorite color in the whole wide world is purple.
  4. I started my career in education at the age of 22, fresh out of undergrad.  My first set of students were 11th and 12th graders.
  5. Me and my brother had two iguanas growing up.  Their names were Iggy and Baby (this is what happens when your parents won’t let you get a dog).
  6. I recently began cooking for the first time in my life.  I thought I would hate it but I don’t.
  7. I am obsessed with interior design.  It is my happy place.  I love putting a room together from the color scheme, to the furniture, to the accessories.


The Nominees Are…

The Militant Negro

Paper Shots

Before I Forget

David Redpath

Sophia Ismaa Writes

Okay, there you have it – please check out all the blogs listed here including the my nominator’s at ambroseandelsie.


Haiku Collection: Love Locked

Haiku 01

The winter’s breeze floats
memories of yesterday
yearning for your love.


Haiku 06

Love is consuming
I give you me selfishly
Nothing else matters.


Haiku 09

Find refuge in me
our love is forever
never let it go.


Haiku 11

You are beautiful
love can sometimes be toxic
please reverse the curse.


Haiku 13

You saved me once more
true love is miraculous
I am safe with you.

© LaRonda Moore


Silence Your Inner Hater

A lot of times we are our own worst enemy.  We doubt ourselves, and we play ourselves short.  But life is full of possibilities. And while I do agree that some dreams are just that, a dream…what about those that are well within reach?  Are you reaching for them?  If not, don’t blame your current circumstance or even the people around you.  Because life, is what you make of it, you get out of it what you put into it.

Therefore, learn to silence the hater within you; that unsolicited noise that clouds your judgement, creates fear, and encourages disbelief.  Stop second guessing yourself, trust your gut and go with your intuition (that’s why we have it!).

We encounter enough haters in this world, don’t add yourself to the list!