“Honestly…”

“Honestly, I don’t believe you can think for yourself.” I was sitting behind her, on the edge of the tub, watching her curl her hair for work. She was looking at the mirror, her reflected eyes on mine, one side of her mouth curled into the familiar sneer, marring her pretty features. Since I’d moved…

The Best of 2016

  This year I… Married my best friend. We had a private ceremony on the side of a mountain in Colorado, just the two of us. It was breathtaking and wonderful. I’d do it again every year if I could. Started painting. Call it art therapy. Painting without a brush, experimenting with different ways of creating…

We Can Talk at the Table

“You like him!” she said. “Why don’t you talk to him?” I listed all the reasons I couldn’t, all bullshit. She acted exasperated, rolling her eyes and blowing out her breath. “You stopped me from setting him up on St. Patty’s day.” Her look challenged me to deny it. I couldn’t, so I grinned at…

Just Do It, She Said

She said I should be writing or teaching, or both, because I have a way with words and the ability to make people understand, even when I’m passionate. She said it’s a gift I should do something with. I hadn’t realized anyone could see my desires burning a hole in my spirit. I told her…