Tag: Truth

AwkAnxAvg 3: Chicken Fingers

“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, […]

An Open Letter to a Dear Friend

Content warning: Suicide

If you are struggling, especially when suicidal thoughts and ideation makes you believe you are alone and worthless, please know these three things: you are loved, you will be missed, and the world is better with you in it. These sound like cliches, but it is true! You have an abundance of support from complete strangers. Your existence here makes a difference.

Poem: I Owe You Nothing

My curves and my smile were not made for you you are not entitled to my body, my consent, or my peace of mind. Keep your hands in your pockets, keep your lustful thoughts and your twisted fantasies to yourself. Do not question me, I owe you nothing. […]

“Stop Resisting!”

A phrase that, theoretically, is supposed to stop us in our tracks. Someone with coerced authority tells us to stop resisting and we are obligated to become compliant. Despite the egregiousness of the offense, we are expected to relinquish opposition and concede. We hear this command from police […]

Stretch Marks

I do not like my stretch marks, I never have. The unflattering lines dance across my body, a waltz of imperfection. The mirror is unkind to me, my zig-zags of insecurities exposed. My hips, my waist, my arms alike, are cloaked to avoid any unforeseen gaze. Then I […]

To Write Or Not to Write

This will be more of a ramble post, I apologize in advance. I keep most of my thoughts in my head and the fact that I have been letting them out, little by little, every week kind of freaks me out. This is probably a good thing, but […]

Flash Fiction: Senseless

“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.” […]

Flash Fiction: The Uninvited Guest

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 […]

“Where’s the Ring?”

So here is a secret, not really, I am planning a small wedding ceremony for next year. November 2019, universe willing, my partner and I will be celebrating 10 years together. I still do not know how or why we continue to work, but it is still a […]