Grief and Anxiety at the Grocery Store {Scriptic}

The simplest of responsibilities and tasks have taken on momentous proportions, since Clara died. I have social anxiety and it can get pretty intense at times. I’m not a fan of crowds or loud noise, and when you combine the two, in a Christmas shopping expedition, for example, I become grumpy and short-tempered. I shut […]


I used to thinkthat time would healthese woundsbut you won’t let itdo the trick.You rise upinto my lifeevery time I get myselfunder control again.Spattered.Scattered.My emotions roll awayfrom mein your presence,as you knewthey would.You planned itthat way. This post is for the Indie Ink writing challenge. This week I was challenged by Travis from Voluntary Tourette’s […]

His Favorite Escape

His imagination is his favorite escape, and his best friends are those he dreams. He thinks that one day he might join them… just maybe. I’m writing blog posts in my head this week, still struggling with balancing our new schedule and shared home. I’m determined to get back in the swing of things this […]

Summertime Blues

By the end of the school year, I am looking forward to the summer. I make lists of all the fun summer things we can do… crafts and day trips and projects and games. This lasts about a month, but by the time Lakin’s birthday passes in the middle of July, I have the summertime […]

The Summer of 1995 – Teenage Memories

The weekly writing prompt for Studio 30 Plus is “Hotel Stories”. My first thought upon reading this prompt was “the summer of ’95”. That summer is the most memorable summer of my teenage years. When I was 15 years old, I met Lee. She was 16 and beautiful, with long black hair, dark eyes and […]

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