A snippet of life. Some real, some not. Thanks for reading!
Sebastian the Sneaky Shark
“Well…” Sebastian’s father sighs. “Those were the things of the past.” Sebastian could tell that this was about to be a very long story. A long story where he would find no answers. He was just asking a short question about his father’s magic collection.
Like Elliot: Part 4
Elliot’s childhood journal is weighing in my rubbery hands like four pounds of concrete. I open the front cover and there’s a little envelope inside. Flipping it over, I see it is carefully sealed with melted golden wax in the shape of a flower.
How We Combined
Sugar It all started one day in high school. A sweet April day, with birds chirping and the sun already blinding the sky at 7:45 AM.
Like Elliot: Part 3
Introducing Parker. Well, a reintroduction. Considering I never really knew him. *** There I was, standing embarrassingly frozen as he exited Marie’s Cake Shop calling for me.
Like Elliot: Part 2
The chill on my nose and the whistle of the wind flash me into the memories of when I first realized Elliot's charm and intelligence.
We used to go out there all the time: Elliot and I. Elliot was goofy but good. Really good. We were both goofy, together. Always together. So much so, that our families used to joke that we saw each other more than our parents, even though we lived under different roofs. They were right though, I did spend more time with Elliot than them. He was my childhood. They joked to cope with their guilt in being absent...all four of ’em.
The Beautiful Entrapment
Jude “You did it.” My jaw drops open with shock. A bead of sweat is gathered on my hairline, slowly making its way to my bushy eyebrows. I can feel my pulse getting slower and slower with relief. My hands are beginning to regain feeling. After all this time, I was starting to lose hope.
When We Were Them
My warm hand pressed the cold heart-shaped locket to my chest. This cold metal held the warmth of the only comfort I had left. It is the locket that holds my past, the world I used to know.
Children’s books can have a large impact on both childhood development and can even stick in your mind as an adult. I still remember the book that mom gifted me when I was younger and I keep it on my bookshelf today.
Creating an Allergy-Friendly Platform
“To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good, a love of hard work, and a love of creating.” –Julia Child Over the past year, I have had changes to my diet that have made eating difficult. It can be an isolating feeling to not be able to eat out with friends, eat a company lunch, or stop for a bite on the road. That, and it’s also exhausting.
Lonely in Manhattan
1.6 million people live in Manhattan. That’s excluding the outer boroughs, the commuters, and tourists. And yet, I sit in my white-walled apartment alone on a Friday night.
Knitting to Calm Anxiety
At the beginning of quarantine, I happened upon the trend that was the Harry Styles cardigan. People posted TikToks, Instagram photos, and YouTube tutorials showing their version of the now-iconic knit sweater.