Thoughts Of Us, My Friend

I thought of us this morning as I stood and studied the early morning commuters outside my window, how they rushed and risked lives to gain a measly car length. How sad. Leon Creek came to mind. And our day-long fishing trips. We were what? Ten? Eleven? It was the summer before you discovered girls and I... Continue Reading →

Not As Much As Yesterday

I've come this far without you. There were days when getting out of bed took several swats at the snooze button. Times, when my body ached from the exertion of staring at the ceiling. Those darkest days are behind me. My life is different now. Reading and writing occupy my day. I've learned to eat... Continue Reading →

Precious Moment In Time

Graduation season is upon us. This year I'll attend three events. The first was last Thursday morning where my great-niece completed her years as an elementary school student. After the awards ceremony, we walked outside and took pictures. That afternoon I reviewed the photographs and that familiar feeling of regret settled in the pit of... Continue Reading →

Carcass

Around three in the morning, the feeling creeps in. It begins with a heaviness anchored in my chest. Not as if I'm going to cry, but like I've cried too much. I take deep confessional breaths to open my lungs. My strategy seldom works, but I try anyway. Next, come the visuals. Behind my eyelids,... Continue Reading →

New Release: One Of Us Is Lying

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview... Continue Reading →

Manchester, Portland, And Family

We throw shade at each other, spew unwanted advice, and our alliances change with the weather. We're family, that is what we do. In reality, We're harmless, like declawed cats. But, that doesn't keep us from posturing. As much as we argue, you can bet your last dime that when one of us falls on... Continue Reading →

My Summer Reread List (so far)

I maintain a love/hate relationship with the state of Texas. It's so easy to appreciate something about my home state and immediately point to why I loathe it. Kind of like every relationship I've ever had. Case in point, Summer. Endless days where I live lazily - with humidity so dense, I can bathe in... Continue Reading →

Final Thought: We Were Liars

I need sleep. I stayed up late reading the final part of We Were Liars by e. lockhart. I honestly could not wait until morning to find out how such a story could possibly end. Then I laid awake turning the events in the book over and over in my head. It all makes sense... Continue Reading →

Shame

It's midmorning and I'm sitting on a barstool with my elbows resting on the kitchen island, not deserving of the table. My eyes itch and I rub them with the back part of my palms. They are dry from lack of sleep and used up tears. My shirt is wrinkled and smells of someone that is... Continue Reading →

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