1. While society’s warming up to the idea that mental illnesses might be no different from physical ones, legitimacy-wise, understand that grokking this on an intellectual level’s a lot different than actually forging a connection with someone who mulls over the idea of ending their life on the regular. 2. While you’re swiping right, wonder if you should go off the antidepressants because of the … Continue reading The Depressed Person’s Guide to Love
That feeling when you find out that one of your stories was listed as the best story that reviewer read that week, and it’s on a column for freaking Ploughshares! To all you wonderful peeps who read/like/share my work, thank you so much! You’re all wonderful human beings who I’m glad to share words with. 🙂 Continue reading Ploughshares Love!
In the mornings after a rain she’ll forage for berries from bushes sprouting through sidewalks, dewy rubble sliding away, some of it turning to chalky mud between her toes. She’ll climb the wires that the old levilator used to use and reach the top of the building she uses for water, cups and pans and buckets and pails and upside down umbrellas and helmets filled … Continue reading The World Underneath
Because when I wanted Clair de Lune coming from a Bluetooth speaker on the beach, waves coming close but not quite reaching, sun behind gray clouds, the whole nine, I wanted it with him and not with you. Because when I shiver it’s from the foreignness of your touch, the wrongness of it, like raw egg sliding down your spine. Because when you’re gone I … Continue reading Fuga, flight. Fugere, flee.
Hey, peoples! Come check out my story that’s up now on Cease, Cows! And while you’re at it, feel free to check out some of the other fine work they publish. I hear one of their editors is kind of cool. 😛 Continue reading New Story in Cease, Cows: Greatest Hits
She will make you watch for allusions in shows, books, movies. She will cause you to chew a little slower, to un-hamfist your fork and get your elbows off the table. She will alert you to the mounds of garbage mountain-ranging through your apartment, the clothes un-hampered and wrinkled. She will teach you what cumin is. She will show you how to follow a recipe. … Continue reading What She Will Do