Her cap was pinned to her wavy black hair on a slant. Her crimson graduation robes billowed open in the breeze, revealing a knee-length lacy black dress and matching black pumps—demure enough for the school event, edgy enough to show she was eighteen and ready to take on the world.
“One more picture, sweetheart!”
“Dad!” She groaned and rolled her eyes at the smartphone clasped in her father’s hands. “You’re going to make me miss my own graduation!” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Pink Cotton Candy”
As red as a wildfire, impossible to tame,
Or the curve of her lips when she whispered his name.
As blue as the ocean, calm and composed,
Or her eyes when he confessed he needed her most.
As purple as the amethyst hugging her finger,
On the day they promised each other forever.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Their Colors”
October is about trees revealing colors they’ve hidden all year.
People have an October as well.
Through my bedroom window, I see business people dressed in sharp suits, the men with immaculate ties and the women with their pumps click-clacking on the concrete.
Through my bedroom window, I see children with swinging ponytails and backwards caps leaving a trail of ice cream that sizzled in the heat.
Continue reading “Farewell…And Hello”
I saw stars
And fairy lights
It was magic
A fairy tale
You healed scars
And lit up nights
We were exquisite
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Enchanted”
Her laugh was the melody
Wind chimes in the breeze
The harmony was the way she’d
Win every argument with ease
The chorus was the first time
She whispered she loved me
But my favorite part about her song
Was how it played for eternity.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Her Song”
“So, um, is it going to hurt?”
“Hurt?” The angel smiled at me like a parent indulging their child’s lackluster joke. “I think the time for pain has passed, dear.”
“Oh, so then, how do we-I mean-” I trailed off as the angel landed in front of a pair of magnificent oak doors with high arches and golden knobs.
“Off you go, now.”
“Go…where? In there? Through the ominous looking doors?” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] My Heaven”
In a sea of bad thoughts
In a room of smoke
Among inside jokes
Breaking through the clouds
Cleansing through the soul
To put the pieces together
To make me whole.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Best Friend”