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Life’s Low Blows

 I yell at my God, “Am I not strong enough?”  A year ago, I held the world by successful dreams I’d once thought impossible. I’d opened the oyster and, thought for the first time ever, I finally plucked a pearl. I had made my dream publications. A piece I wrote had gotten picked up by every publication I’d admired. It…

The Breaking News

Unexpected. My body and heart has been hit by a truckload of red hard bricks. This place is quiet. Too quiet for my noisy mind. The thoughts running rapidly, repeatedly. The coffee tastes sweet yet bitter. Life is bitter and sweet. Love is bitter, and surprisingly rarely sweet. The television is on and the talking heads are assessing the constant…

Sour Milk

Some days are sour milk. I sent my child to daycare with no shoes on his feet. He went clothed still in his night shirt. On this new day morning, not today’s morning but one morning last week, we fought. He screamed, “I don’t wanna.” I tried to reason. Mistake #1. There is no reasoning. He doesn’t have reasoning skills…

The Time I Ruined Famous Authors

I make no attempt to hide my desire to be extremely reclusive. The more the words flow, the more I crave a full blown Salinger-like bunker. Writing has caused my social anxiety to become a paranoid beast I struggle to control. I try to be social. I am on “The Facebook.” I can be found on “The Twitter.” I try…

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