Spring Update

This spring is bringing with it quite a few changes for my family. We’re moving from Virginia to Colorado for starters. Castle Rock to be exact and if you don’t get the irony in that, you haven’t been following me that long. It’s a big undertaking. Building a house, switching the kids’ schools, finishing graduate…

I Want More

“Sometimes, you have to turn around, give a little smile, throw the match and burn that bridge.” I was sixteen when I decided that I wanted to leave Philadelphia. My mother tried to talk me into staying; she wanted me to close to home. But I wanted more. I skipped my junior prom and instead…

NYC Midnight Contest Submission + Results

I entered a writing competition which is a stretch for me because I think that everyone writes better than I do and I have 0 chance so why bother in the first place? But if going to Yale taught me anything, it’s that if I don’t try, I’ll always wonder, so I threw my hat in….

Hugs Hurt

Hugs hurt. I don’t want to say that they do but it’s true. An arm around my side, the pressure on my body, sends thousands of tiny needles to the surface, attacking my skin. But I want the embrace; I need to feel loved, so I welcome it, trying not to wince. I live with…

Shroud

I submitted a short story to various reviews during the submission season. It didn’t get picked so now I can share my failure with all of you and you can judge it for yourselves. *** I was seven the first time I learned about death. The cold finality of it all surrounded me like a…