Category Archives: Stories

UPDATED: The Break In

It’s something you never think will happen to you. Your entire life has been spent in a cocoon of privilege, in a land of minivans and green soccer fields and semi-suburban tranquility. You’ve never known honest to God, piss your … Continue reading

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I’m here. I’m alive. And I’m scared.

So, yeah. I haven’t written in a long time. Too long. Sorry. My creative energy has been totally nonexistent lately. I’ve lost my mojo. In the writing department, anyway. I lost my job with Charm and… Kapoof. It was gone. … Continue reading

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How to mend a broken heart, and five other things I learned from my mother

My mom has taught me a lot over the years, but there are a few lessons I’ll never forget. Lesson One: Mending a broken heart takes time. And chocolate. My first real break up happened when I was 22 years … Continue reading

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And that’s why I can’t be hypnotized.

When I was a senior in high school, a traveling hypnotist visited my home town. He was the kind of person who was regularly engaged by groups of fearful parents to entertain their progeny after events like Prom and graduation … Continue reading

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And that’s how I ended up with a tattoo.

When I was 16 years old, I was a complete snot. If I could go back in time and punch myself in the throat, I totally would. I suppose I wasn’t any worse than your typical teenager, but neither was … Continue reading

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Writing Assignment: Do Over

Okay, so maybe I’ve learned my lesson after yesterday’s shenanigans. Evidently people aren’t as evolved as I had hoped. Basically, we’re still afraid to talk about S-E-X and everything that entails. But… I get it. I wouldn’t really want to … Continue reading

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The Untimely Death of Sir Fluffikins, Esquire

When Boo was born, Red and I lived in a one bedroom, 700 square foot second floor apartment that we shared with my ginormous tomcat, Mr. Kitty. While I was still in the hospital recovering from the shock of delivering … Continue reading

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