Tag Archive | Personal Narrative

Simple Signs

I woke up in a really bad mood today.     I’m trying to become a morning person, so I’ve been setting my alarm clock to 6:00am. I think I finally gave the snooze button a break around 6:50. I really just wanted to stay in bed and listen to the rain. When I went to my […]

Letting Go: The Ex Files

I found this just browsing my writings. I wrote it near the end of September 2013. Don’t know why I never posted it, but I like it. I hope you do too… I had dinner with my ex two weeks ago. The ex. The woman to whom no one else could ever compare. She was […]

Write Through the Fear

To fear is one thing.  To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.  ~Katherine Paterson I’m embarking on a journey of writing a collection of short fiction stories. I write all the time, but I haven’t made an attempt at fiction since I was a child, so this whole […]

Lighthouses

 “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~Anne Lamott We are all here to heal and aid ourselves and each other. We are all healers. But I think some people are more naturally in tune with their healing power. Like a lighthouse aids boats […]

“Aunt”s and Other-Mothering in a Queer Household

I remember my Aunt Dee vividly. I remember her planning and executing my 5th birthday party to perfection. I remember her yelling my name, searching the apartment complex every time I ran away when my mother would come home high off her latest drug binge. I remember sitting in the living room eating freeze-pops and […]

Not Quite a Daddy’s Girl, but…

This Father’s Day was the first time in a while that I really missed and wanted to be with my dad. He is still living, so I am blessed to be able to call him, and I did. But my relationship with my father has been strained for a while – since I was a […]