I am a teacher with a passion for creative writing. My favorite genres to write are young adult, humor poetry, and memoir essays. Join me on my journey!
Caldo Verde (Green Broth)
My aunt didn’t speak any Portuguese when she visited Portugal for the first time. But, as someone who likes to keep busy, she helped her host with the cooking.
Entry 1 A dog barked. I crossed the rooftop in its direction, stepping over detritus that stirred lightly in the breeze and walking in a diagonal so I could look down different streets until I found the animal among the piles of refuse and corpses that lined the street. The bullets in my pocket clinked against each other as I lifted the sniper rifle, keeping my head as low as I could, and peered through the scope.
Just for Giggles
I’ve always hated poetry, and really only read it when I thought I was supposed to like it. Really, whatever deeper meaning or message I was supposed to glean from the sparse stanzas just went right over my head. It’s the same reason I don’t like Ernest Hemingway novels either, but that’s a different story.