Cat enthusiast. Horror connoisseur. Stay-at-home mom. Amateur-Aspiring writer.
- Top Story - July 2022
My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To: A Movie Review
⚠️ HEAVY SPOILER WARNING⚠️ Released in July 2020 by director John Cuartas, My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To is Rotton Tomatoes' top horror film. At 98% on the Tomatometer critics describe this film as:
Functioning Through Alcoholism in Parenthood
“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.” — Oscar Wilde, on absinthe
The Night My Mom Died
The air in the cafeteria was chilly with the night breeze. I was still riding a wave of adrenaline from my performance with my middle school honor band. Parents were meeting their kids, congratulating them for a job well done, and everyone began funneling out to the parking lot.
The Days Are Long
My alarm goes off at 7 a.m., but my daughter has been awake for an hour. She's an early riser. I'm a night owl. She's learned to turn on the television and command the Fire TV to start playing Peppa Pig as I go downstairs to make her breakfast and lunch. Simultaneously, I do the dishes and check on the cats.
When the Pond Freezes
A cold breeze skimmed the top of the pond. The water shivered with a ripple across its surface. Meryl stepped out onto her porch and felt the wind's chill caress her cheeks and tousle her ashy brown hair. She knew this winter would be a cold one for Minnesota.