Love Over Prudence
Lady Madalena’s heartbeat doubled its pace as a knock sounded at the door. In an attempt to be nonchalant, she slowly placed her book on the table in front of her and stood, but the nonchalant persona disappeared as she galloped to answer.
Mirror, Mirror: Part II
The front door to my apartment was ajar, causing me to stop in my tracks. Leah was pretty anal about keeping it closed and locked at all times, regardless of if we were home. “You never know when a rapist could be on the loose” she always said. That’s why I stopped short of walking through it, even though I could see a light on inside.
Mirror, Mirror: Part I
“No, Mom, don’t worry about it I can come wash your sheets later today,” I shivered, picturing Mom trying to wash her own bedding after her cat, Cynthia, had puked all over them. The chemo was making her too weak right now to handle even a task as mundane as that.
Indecisive Since the Womb
Are we defined by when we are born? Is a preemie who was supposed to be born two to three months later and spends the first few months of his/her/their life in an incubator going to have the same zodiac sign as a fully developed healthy baby who was born at the same time? Or would the preemie have a personality that reflects when he/she/they would have been born healthy?
Forever Alone: The Soundtrack
*Disclaimer: This is my own personal experience with asexuality and not meant to be interpreted as a standard or blanket statement.
Sorry I Asked
“So when was the last time you saw him?” I looked up from my notes briefly to glance at Lisa. “Uh…when I was 7, I was playing outside and heard yelling in the house. He and my mom were arguing and he stormed out." She stared at her untouched coffee on the table in front of her, tracing the coffee shop’s logo on the side of the white mug. "My mom never told me what the argument was about, or anything else about him for that matter.”