And/Both

Keep Exploring

I’ve been mentally refining a metaphor-in-progress for days now, sifting for diamonds in the sand, and as I stand in the shower, hot water washing away the excess, my word hunt gives way to larger pursuits. Visions of a master’s degree in creative writing and hard-sought national publication light up my brain like fireworks in […]

Hot Mess

Head

Thoughts I had on my way to work this morning:   I should start drinking coffee. Don’t forget groceries after school. Molly’s nearly potty trained. I need another baby. Why is my scalp so itchy? Dear god, do I have lice? Mean people suck. No more mean people. Purge the poison. Our future home absolutely, […]

Mouths & Hearts

Change

They huddle tightly together, five chapped frowns pursed against the burning cold. I try not to notice their tired faces and frail bodies, appeasing my discomfort with the flimsy assertion that dwelling benefits no one. They’re all in need of attention, for they’re entitled to at least that, but with five of them and only […]

I’m A Writer … I Think?

Typewriter

When I was in second grade I wanted to be an astronaut because I was obsessed with Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus series. Four years later in sixth grade I wanted to be a physical therapist because that’s what my best friend wanted to be. (Nevermind that I didn’t know what a physical […]