FF: Left. Over.

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz Click the frog for adventures in literature! In her haste to leave a note on her way to work, Laura broke her husband’s heart. She meant to tell him this: The food at Charlie’s last night was terrible, but there’s left overs in the fridge. Between the mostly torn notepad paper and […]

IWSG: Secrets Writers Keep

This is my monthly post for The Insecure Writer’s Support Group, where once a month we share secret details about our personal lives…? I see your prying question, cohosts  Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre! I will do my best to pretend to answer while revealing nothing. June 3 question – Writers have secrets! What are one […]

Coming Out as Asexual

Happy Pride Month! In honor of Pride Month, I’ve decided to reveal to the world that I’m just not that into you, like ever. It’s one of the rarest places to be on the sexual attraction spectrum, or so I’m told. Personally, I kind of like it here. When I first saw the term asexual, […]

Letter to God: Letting Go

Dear God, Well, yesterday went badly in several ways. Top of my list is realizing that, okay, I really need to stop going to confession to have my sins forgiven. I need to stop even thinking about it. Because obviously this is not working. I know you have told me this many times, Father, so […]

The Virtue of Simplicity

For the past couple days, I’ve been thinking about all of the corruption in the world. No matter how hard we work to make things better, it’s like we’re in this nuclear arms race against evil, where evil keeps building better mousetraps. For example, I read this incredibly heart-rending peace against racism in the National […]

FF: Open … Slowly

Open … Slowly She used to believe in love, in a white knight savior on a horse. Time came and stole her sweetness, tore off her aging petals, taught her better. Years went by. Mighty oaks rose and fell. The river changed its ancient course, drifting slowly closer- The rosebush’s trembling leaves awake. A single […]

Pray Without Ceasing

I’m probably going to take a couple days off from public posting again, mostly because I spent most of the past few days working on this book until my brain ran out of thoughts. I wrote over 10,000 words, which is a lot even for me. When I type it out like that, I’m like […]

Letter to God: Hearts of Stone

Dear God, Whenever I’m really at a loss to figure out something, my brain starts reaching for random metaphor that won’t help, like the Heart of Gold from Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In Hitchhiker’s Guide, Heart of Gold is this ship that flies by balancing probabilities. How interesting would that be? I don’t know. […]

Memorial Day

Here in the United States, we have this holiday called Memorial Day. On this day, we honor all those who have died serving our armed forces. Because my brain tends to overthink things, it has always bothered me on this fundamental level to have a holiday dedicated to people who died in war. Don’t get […]