Neon sign flashing at the end of a dark alley — chartreuse — in a city waiting for Hansel and Gretel to escape the thicket.
Fade to: a link on a screen mimicking the blinking gas — a robotic voice bleating: click here — click here — click here —…
That white behemoth was legendary. Its size rivaled anything stored in neighborhood basements. Hell, it was so long and wide it took up more than half of the substantial party room. Put it this way. A pool table was sacrificed to make room for the chest freezer.
Daddy was a…
I noticed I was clutching my coffee cup a little too firmly. No wonder because the jerk sitting opposite me in the cafe, Byron, was condescendingly telling me about his new multinational contract. He discovered it, he bragged, out of the blue.
Yet two months earlier, I sat down with…
My Mom was very much alive when I was a junior member of the Girl Scouts. She gave it her all, trying to talk her headstrong, almost nine-year-old daughter into either dressing warmly or staying home. After all, on that Saturday morning, the temperature was early winter freezing cold.
Today I mourn the passing of Claire, one of my fake mothers. “Good grief,” I say to myself, “I’m not certain I ever thought of Claire or any of the others under the fake mommy label.”
I know plenty of people affectionately applying that title to their stepmom, mother-in-law, the…
Written by: Suzanne V. Tanner, Paroma Sen, Amy Marley
Why yes. Yes. You heard correctly. Plural. Winners.
Remember the dilemma written by FSUC and the excellent eFriend comments to her troubling situation?
Remember we said our criteria for picking a top response to FSUC would be random, cause hey, we…
One definition of hamsteritis: extra speedy, compulsive, task repetitive behavior. Becomes worse (speeds up significantly ) if one frequently pauses for a cookie. A racing heart is a possible side effect.
I went to a clinic uttering:
“Doctor, doctor, give me the news.”*
I listed my symptoms while crying the…
I am going to tip my hat and mention two publications and two editors. Please know that easily, quickly, I could name fifty more. And counting. I stick with two in these moments because of the fit with this post and prompt.
We all appreciate the gifts of support, experience…
Susceptible at fifteen
to the dominance of
her body mimicking a
static pools of
self-doubt, pepper grinded
over the beach-scape
and the waves rolling
not water, but
liquid fear configured
in lapping motions,
coating skin and seeping
into nostrils or
any crack in the dermis,
then transforming to
cloned brain trembles
her nose is too