Softly, Softly

Old photographs lay scattered across the empty lament floor. Everything else – bed, chairs, table, bookcase, television – all five pieces of furniture to his name were gone, he’d sold them on EBay the week before. He’d passed the last seven nights on the floor in a sleeping bag that kept him as warm as... Continue Reading →

An Unpopular Opinion

For most little kids, some teenagers, and let's be honest, adults too, October is often characterized by anticipation for Halloween. Everyone loves candy and pulling together a creative costume, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with those things. Halloween is the only day of the year where it's completely acceptable to walk up to any neighbor's... Continue Reading →

Quiet Afternoon

My creme with a splash of coffee swirls in its Jane Austen mug. I settle deeper into the pillows and pull the computer closer. I've seen Pride and Prejudice a 100 times, but I still feel the need to snuggle nearer to the screen. Light from the open window falls across my bedspread, legging-clad legs, and... Continue Reading →

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