The funny thing about my anxiety is that if there is chaos around me, I can act without overthinking or being afraid of the outcome. All focus is on a specific situation, I do not have a chance to think about myself. Decisions need to happen now or something can go awry. However, on those days where the office is quiet and people are milling … Continue reading Small Talk: A Workplace Curse
I am grateful for the friendships that keep me grounded. I am grateful for a supportive family. I am grateful for love and laughter. I am grateful for alone time. I am grateful for good food. I am grateful for small pockets of peace. I am grateful for sunshine and fresh air. I am grateful for rain. I am grateful for awareness. I am grateful … Continue reading A Small Expression of Gratitude
Even when I feel like nothing can turn my terrible day(s) around and I really do not want to smile, putting on a comedy special will inevitably make me crack. I do not like feeling bad but I do like to laugh, so why not put on something I know will provoke some cackles and giggles. Here’s a list of my personal, timeless favorites: What, … Continue reading Classic Comedy Specials For a Bad Day
It is 2018, why are other women still being shamed for not being “ladylike”? I expect this attitude from my grandmother, I do not expect it from my peer group or those slightly under than me. According to antiquated gender stereotypes, women should be well-mannered, graceful, and modest (yeah, okay). When you do not meet the terms of your gender, you can be met with a … Continue reading How Ladylike 😒
Will you be my bridesmaid? “I am so happy for you! I promise, I really am. But I do not want to be in your wedding. You understand, right? Are we still on for cupcakes in three months?” Yeah, that does not sound right. For someone who feels she is disliked by most, I sure do get invited to be a part of someone’s big … Continue reading Your Wedding, My Prison
“Confess! Confess! Confess! Confess!” I can hear the others over my sobs. My classmates; Anne, Sarah, and Elizabeth, they lied! “Confess sweet girl. God will have mercy on you. He is forgiving!” I have done nothing wrong! I am innocent! Why does no one believe me? I plead with the reverend, I have no more tears to shed. “You won’t confess, eh? More weight!” No, … Continue reading Flash Fiction: More Weight!
“So let me guess, your friends convinced you to leave the house again?” Shane diverted his eyes away from the bathroom mirror. He could not stand to look at himself. It had been two weeks since he had gotten out of bed. Two weeks since he brushed his teeth or washed his hair. By day 14, he finally decided to get up and check his … Continue reading Flash Fiction: Drowning