Content warning: Discussion of violence and assault
There is so much tragedy in the world; it’s hard to feel like there’s any good. 2016 was an insane year for my family; the holiday season hasn’t been the same. This year I am choosing to focus on being thankful for everything I have.
In this installment of Awkward, Anxious, and Average, Jayla is overthinking her first date.
“I would like the chicken fingers.” “I would like the chicken fingers, please.” “I would like…” “What are you doing?” Her voice broke my rehearsing. Why do I think out loud? For once, I will not overthink it, I am going to try and play it cool. “Hmm, […]
All I need to do is breathe. Breathe and clear my mind. Feet planted firmly on the ground? Check. Palms faced up, on my lap? Check. Great! Now, take a deep breath in and slowly exhale. Okay, you are doing it, Jayla. Just keep it up. Wait, you’re […]
You, sitting there drinking an iced latte with your friends. Me, thinking of what to say to you or how to even get your attention. I like your shirt, that’s one of my favorite shows, are you a fan? I also like my beverages cold, not with whip […]
Chase woke up to two missed calls and seven texts. They were all from his ex Logan, their breakup was fresh and she was devastated. “Plz talk to me” “U hurt me” “I love u” “I miss u” “I hate u” “Pick up!” “Check the door.” He scanned […]
“AR-15? Check! Bulletproof vest? Check!” Jeremy picked up his duffle bag and headed downstairs. “Whatcha got there?” His father said, while reading the newspaper. “It’s for a project.” He responded, nervously. “Do you want innocent blood on your hands, son?” “What?!” Jeremy froze. “Have a good day son.” […]
Tap, tap, tap. “Please let me in, I won’t do it again. I promise.” Rowan lifted her eyes from her paperback book and peered across the room. She had finally began to fully immerse in a novel she had been trying to read for months when she heard […]
I am a missing piece of a large, buried puzzle. The image, civilizations rich in culture, education, and tradition. Kings and queens kissed by the sun and forging love under the moon. There are more pieces spread about, more than I could ever know, separated by land, water, […]
April 11, 2018 The Interim CEO gathers all the staff on the 4th floor of our organization. I walk to the printer to grab some documents and my colleague asks me if I am coming. “Coming to what?” I say. She shrugs and says “I don’t know, some […]