Category: Nonfiction

In a Pinch

It was two days after Thanksgiving. I was glad to be at my brother’s house, playing board games and video games, spending time with my niece and nephew, and overall relaxing. The morning after we arrived, I found out my two year old nephew,… Continue Reading “In a Pinch”

Snow

I dressed as I had the day before. When I got out of my car to come inside, the grass was crisp under my feet, crunching, but it wasn’t wet. There was no humidity. The clouds were overcast, but not threatening. I expected the… Continue Reading “Snow”

The Toilet

I didn’t notice when I finished. I didn’t notice when I flushed. It was an hour later when I had to take a leek. Toilet paper was still there, in the hole, floating. But it had happened before. Another flush would take care of… Continue Reading “The Toilet”

What do you think I am, Gym?! I’m a Nerd, not an Athlete!

It was Saturday morning. It’s been so long since I’ve walked through the parking lot, past the vent from the pool which was warm and moist, the scent filled with chlorine. From the exhaust you could see the pool, with the large glass windows… Continue Reading “What do you think I am, Gym?! I’m a Nerd, not an Athlete!”

Halfway there!

Congrats to you guys doing NaNoWriMo. No matter how far ahead or behind, we’re half way through the month. I discovered what Baty-isms were, so here are a few from an amazing poster I might have to pick up. This guy’s a master of… Continue Reading “Halfway there!”

Bloody

Wake up with a stuffed nose. Blow it til crimson flows. The blood dyes paper then clots, and as I lay down, as I ponder the past I try to forget and the future which never is, I feel the thick, swollen cells and… Continue Reading “Bloody”

Note Cards

I wrote upon a note card how life was, as I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I sent it by tossing it up and it disappeared. I don’t know how, but I know that’s how I could get it to you. I returned in… Continue Reading “Note Cards”

I Prefer It Black

I changed a great deal while in Guatemala. My heart, my mind, my spirit, my soul, it all changed. But so did my tastes. The son of the guy who gave us food (I feel guilty, but I don’t remember either of their names)… Continue Reading “I Prefer It Black”

Online Dating Adventures! Walking Cats

There are individuals who stated they had to see the texts before they’d be willing to believe this even happened. So here it is (paraphrased, as I deleted her number and texts). Me: Hey, are you free Saturday? Want to hang out? Her: I… Continue Reading “Online Dating Adventures! Walking Cats”

Guatemala: Some odd cultural differences

I feel like this is an, “You know you’re in a third world country when…” post. Really it’s a bit more of a this is how spoiled and lucky we are in the United States and other countries where your internet connection is solid… Continue Reading “Guatemala: Some odd cultural differences”