I spend a lot of time sleeping because it’s better than looking into your face or looking at myself and seeing disappointment. I feel confused and alone. You never listen to me. I understand what you’re going through, more than you know. Those times where I hurt myself weren’t all accidents. I feel like a mansion infested with termites. I know you’re angry. I can’t … Continue reading The Things I Didn’t Say
Thank you Pia of Finally Unchained for inviting me to participate in your “Masters of Writing Flash Fiction” contest. I did not expect writing a 100-word story to be so difficult. My original story was 540 words long :). The theme is Friendship and I hope you enjoy. “Pick a number!” A shrill voice awoke me from my daydream. I imagined an alien, with eyes … Continue reading The Fortune Teller
Becoming my friend is a long, arduous process. It usually takes me a year or more before I feel like I can be myself and until then, it is one-sided conversations, lots of head nodding, and me deflecting personal questions so the other person continues to talk about themselves or something else. Then, when we finally make a breakthrough, I question why they have stuck … Continue reading Are We Friends?
I have been in a relationship for nearly eight and a half years. Yes, you read that correctly, eight and a half LONG years. Austin and I met the old fashion way; we worked together, we became friends, completely missed all the signs we may like each other, and then awkwardly found ourselves on a date. We dated for six months without our coworkers having … Continue reading My Long-term Relationship: Not My Biggest Accomplishment