Rachel Paris Wimer
Rachel Paris Wimer is a writer, mama, wife, daughter, sister, friend, retired Pure Barre enthusiast, and mental health advocate living in Arlington, Virginia. Writing at Dreamoir.com, Crunchable, Scary Mommy, and soon in Under the Gum Tree.
Un Sueno en Rojo
Grace lounged on her plush crimson sofa. She absently ate cherries from a bowl on her coffee table, relishing the last fruits of the season. The dark red juices left sweet traces on her full lips as she twirled a stem between her thumb and her forefinger. Her gaze fixed upon the white canvas on the easel in the middle of the room, the easel’s thin wooden legs dividing the room into unequal parts, like the way her mind felt divided and separated and pulled apart.
Should She Write This Down?
September 25, 2001 She opened the slim black notebook that she'd picked up from Barnes & Noble on that day back in August when everything had made sense. Or was it that everything made 'cents'? She knew now to pay with change first. Change always first. The coins in her hand pouring out into the cashier's hands at McDonald's on that hot Friday when she bought fries and a small vanilla ice cream cone.