Wildly inappropriate woman writes satire, occassionally delving into strange places with feels and all. Semicolons are the best, but em dashes are pretty sweet, too. Widow. Mother. Yogi. Life is short & weird, so let's have fun.
Using Mindfulness to Write Your Life
Writing memoir poses a challenge for many writers—especially new writers—because it demands that you view your life objectively. As easily doled out is this advice, it is not so readily applied in practice because we are often emotionally connected to our life’s experiences even years after an event transpired. The emotional connection can be due to all sorts of things: lack of distance, unresolved trauma, recently addressed causation for trauma, etc.
Being a Young Widow & Dating after Death
There’s an episode of Desperate Housewives where Lynette, nearing the end of her battle against Hodgkin’s disease, is feeling amorous and energized again, but when she and her husband Tom go to get it on, Lynette’s wig slips. She throws it on the floor and the sight of his wife’s bald head turns Tom’s (ahem) bald head into a shrinking violet.
Tips from the Karma Jar
Birds are chirping—it sounds like a beautiful day, but I hold my eyes shut. What exactly did he look like? A creamy, featureless head under dark chocolate flowing hair materializes in my mind and then dissipates leaving me flooded with warmth, like I’ve just swallowed red wine. I inhale deeply. Cold air fills my lungs. I open my eyes. I’m smiling. Even the dust particles dancing in the buttery white light streaming in through my little apartment window look like they’re living their best lives.