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Christmas Magic

Family gathers ’round the Christmas tree, Laden with ornaments and many gifts, Children lean in close, excitedly Wondering what Santa’s workshop brought Readying their voices to shout 'yippee!' Jittery hands peel back layers of wrapping Santa granted their wishes and... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving Kith and kin come together Feasting to their fill Basking in each others' warmth Grateful for this moment shared (#Tanka) ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge ~ thanks, family

Safe and Sound

Linda coughed painfully. She clutched 3 year-old Jessica tightly. "MA'AM! WE NEED TO MOVE BACK - NOW!" shouted a nearby fireman, "THE FIRE'S........  Finish the story in Tales in Teacups ©Vivian Zems Flash Fictioneers with Rochelle Image: J. Hardy Carroll

Buried Roots

The notice stuck to the tree took me by complete surprise. When my builder had spoken of roots undermining my home, I'd never thought it would come to this.... Finish the story in Tales in Teacups (C)- Vivian Zems  Image by... Continue Reading →


She always there for me Reliable to a T Ferrying the kids around When I'm lost She gets me found Without her I would despair She'll take me far She's my carraige  My darling car Tonight at Realtoads Karin has... Continue Reading →

The Concert

"Bravo, bravo!"sings Mrs Perstzegi. This piano lesson had been exhausting. The concert was next week and Mrs P was determined. As concert day draws near, my nervousness grows..... Finish the story in Tales in Teacups Copyright 2017- Vivian Zems  153 words... Continue Reading →

The Proposal

With the fading  Of a Foggy sunrise  He takes her by surprise Looking deep into her eyes "I want you to be mine I want us together Together till the end of time" Getting on one knee He produces a... Continue Reading →

Halcyon days

Sounds of Christmas past Waking up to children singing Excited for the day Gathering to play Christmas breakfast prepared As we gather by the tree Smiling at the children's faces As they writhe with glee Presents unwrapped To loud laughter... Continue Reading →

Mine – All Mine

Working long hours Tired as sin  What can he do? Where has he been? He makes time For family and friends  24/7  Always available  Not enough time But time he lends Lauded for his charity Appreciated  For his clarity He's... Continue Reading →

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