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Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Brother is checked in
at the lodge where
the door is always open
but locks behind you, tucking
the life he leaves behind… 124 more words


A Trio of Twins (Sort of)

What are the odds that I would randomly read three books in a row that featured twins?  Two books maybe, but when twins showed up in the third book, even though they were minor characters, it started to get a little creepy. 843 more words


Life Shit or More Apt Death Shit

On New Year’s Eve my dad went to the hospital complaining of pain in his right arm. Over the next twelve hours he was flown to The Cleveland Clinic for open heart surgery. 877 more words

Aging Parents

Coming Out As A Survior

“Is your writing real?”

I stall for a moment as I try to find the words that out me to yet another new person in my life. 782 more words

Review: Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge

Series: Cruel Beauty Universe #2

A romantic and fantastical reimagining of the classic Cinderella tale, Gilded Ashes is a novella by Rosamund Hodge set in the same world as the author’s debut novel, Cruel Beauty. 1,028 more words


Bad Mother


I talked to The Entitled Brat, I mean my son, today.

It came out that what he wants is A Real Mother, one that he can visit and smell cookies baking as he steps onto the welcoming front porch.   245 more words


Review: Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

There’s a reason they say “be careful what you wish for.” Just ask the girl who wished to be thinner and ended up smaller than Thumbelina, or the boy who asked for “balls of steel” and got them-literally. 892 more words