People Watchers

CaptureMy Featured Blogger this week is Tricia Sankey, whose “musings of a milspouse” site is a long-standing favorite, so I’m remiss in having taken so long to share her with you. A professional editor and ghostwriter, Tricia, who also “plays with words in her free time,” loves “helping (her) clients crush through their writing block and create something they can be assured is well-written.” And indeed, she knows how. The proof is in her own writing!

Tricia Sankey

“The core of every fruit is better than its rind,” Mike read aloud before placing his book on the hotel bed and retrieving an orange from the extravagant fruit basket.

Laura squinted at the title of the poem he was reading -“Precious Core,” by Rumi. Room service had just delivered a tray of oysters on the balcony. They sat down for a bite and to people watch. The world seemed so peaceful from this height. So sane.

“You think the core of humans is soft or chewy,” she asked, peering down at the crowds below. “Perhaps they’re a bit gooey like these oysters?”

Mike laughed, then his face grew serious. Some people are hard to crack. It’s okay if you cry.

The visiting angel shook her head. “No! I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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14 Responses to People Watchers

  1. Lump in throat. This is so poetic. Thoughtful.

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  2. Thanks so much for the reblog Mitch!! I am honored!! 💗

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  3. There have been so many excellent responses to the oyster knife quote! There is something about it that is really resonating with people.

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Congratulations on getting this fine story published.
    dwight

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  5. Dora says:

    Tricia is a favorite of mine. I love the “cutting edge” of her words and imagination.

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  6. I don’t think I’ve ever read so much in so few words, Mitch. Thank you for sharing! I plan to read more from Tricia.😍

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  7. Pingback: Welcome! | Tricia Sankey

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