I am a fun 44 year old teacher librarian in Washington state. I love words! And stories that people can relate to! Especially children…
No Way Back From the Lies.
The clock said 8:05pm. She hadn’t looked, at least not in the last minute, but she knew. She had been checking the time obsessively for the past two hours. She looked down at the phone on the bed and nudged it with her pinkie. She left her hand there resting against it. The hard case was warming under her touch. The longer her finger laid against it the more it called to her. She told herself she didn’t need to look. She didn’t want to look. But then she swiftly picked up the phone and unlocked it in one fluid motion. A swipe and tap later, she was staring at his face in that little circle with the pin to his location. He was still there. Some building in the valley she didn’t know. Except there was the little bed symbol in red, screaming to her it was a hotel. She tossed the phone back on the bed and sighed. He was still there. She wondered what he was doing. What the woman must have looked like. What they were drinking. Then she shook her head trying to shake off the feeling of desperation. She didn’t want to know. It didn’t matter. At least that’s what she told herself.
The Pirate's Key
It was a sunny day. It was also a Saturday, which meant Ripley should have been happy. Instead, he was sad. Very sad. So sad, in fact, that his toes dragged across the sidewalk and his arms hung at his sides like balloons without any air.
Am I a Narcissist?
It's 2:00 am. I'm lying in bed staring at the ceiling. A sliver of light shines through the blinds letting in the glow from the street lamp. Usually, that would bother me since it keeps me awake, but tonight I'm not sleeping anyways so I just stare through the light that's spilling onto my ceiling. I've been home about 10 minutes. We fought. Again. Same fight. Different day. He swears I'm a Narcissist. If you asked me a month ago I'd say I don't think that can be true. If you asked me three months ago, I'd swear it wasn't true. But now, after months of the same fight, I'm starting to wonder, which one of us is right? I don't know anymore.