The Best Years: Chapter 5

  The coffee shop was intimate, not small but cluttered like your Grandmother’s house. Safe. Warm. Inviting. Filled with comfy couches and chairs, games in corners and on tables, funky art no doubt by students, and the aroma of fresh coffee mix with the smell of used books. The brick walls against the worn leather […]

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The Best Years: Chapter 4

That night still haunted my dreams. How subtle and calm he was like I was simply some stranger he attempted to pick up at a party. The way the word “rape” was filled with aggression when he said it. I couldn’t fall asleep on the plane when B, right next me, slightly snored as I […]

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The Best Years: Chapter 3

Why was he sitting in a dark room. What was he planning. I was as still as a wild animal in the forrest threatened by hunters. It was only slightly ironic that his name was Hunter. The hallways seemed so much small as I barely let my lungs expand because that meant moving. I knew […]

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The Best Years: Chapter Two

Why is pulling skinny jeans on so much harder when you rather staying in your sweat pants. I relinquished my power against the slick skinny jeans with blown out knees as I jump as if they’ll pull up easier. These jeans were my favorite and showed the wear, I didn’t buy them distressed or pre-faded. […]

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Chapter One

1,293 miles – that was the distance between me and my new future. I wasn’t running away from anything in particular  when I chose a college on the East Cost. Maybe 1,000 miles is the exact right amount to leave behind any chances of your old life colliding with your new one. The distance was […]

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Lifeguarding

My better half is terrified of deep water. He stays propped in the sand instead. He watches me swim out too far past the warning signs waiting to jump down from his white throne ready to guard my life. Half way too far I would paddle water seeking out a blur I knew was him. […]

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Adult-Ship

We’ve glamorized the process of making friends. Blockbuster movies never show you the hardships that crush life long friendships, never show you how people grow apart, and never show you how making connections as an adult is so difficult. On this set the director has forgone professional connections to support the separation of church and […]

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Finally Found It

Chapter One White. Everything white, a kind of white that one wrong breathe can stain the walls of my mind and the doctors don’t give me the kind of meds that clean those kinds of stains. I don’t live in black and white, only white, any kind of black could kill me. Only a small […]

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I use to be stronger than this. I use to see the shots coming and be able to calculate which ones I could absorb and the ones I needed to brace for. But my sunglasses cracked, there’s a glare of sunshine right in my eye, blocking my judgement. I don’t see anything coming but the […]

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Are you an adult?

Welcome to Wonderland where nothing is as it seems. The adults are really well harnessed kids, the toys got more serious and responsibility is optional. As children we look up at the giants with such praise and respect. We see them tower over us with knowledge we wish we had, experience we wish we accrued […]

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