Most recently published stories in Humans.
Karen boarded the train and found her seat. She put her overnight bag on the seat next to her and made herself comfortable.
Correction About Connection
My life has been consumed by a deep desire to experience that feeling when we have an interaction with each other, when we really see each other, when we truly connect. I can’t fully describe the feeling when this happens. How I feel, physiologically, tells me this is a good thing!
Make Yourself Irresistible
Have you ever met a member of the opposite sex who smelled incredible, but you just couldn’t put your finger on why? It wasn’t their perfume/cologne, or shampoo; there was just something about them.
Three Otters and a Funeral
My mother had been dead for three days, and I was numb. Not the kind of numb that comes when you’re all cried out from a nasty breakup. It was the kind of numb that makes you pray you don’t get out of bed in the morning.
Sta Chapter 1 – Sweet Nostalgia The side swept bangs, tattered jeans, and black eye makeup. Who could not remember the late 90s and 2000s. There walking into high school a two-shoe goody girl with knee length skirt, ugly plain t-shirt and no make-up. Dirty blonde hair and chestnut eyes. Her olive skin was nicely tanned. She was shy and to herself. It was 2006, having been homeschooled for her whole life -- this girl had no personal style from being trapped in an overly conservative home. She didn’t know then but soon the pop-punk, emo-style and front layered over one eye hair would capture her heart and discover who she was on inside.
We live in a world where information is updated so often. We live in a world full for grey and uncertainty. We live in a world where people know a little bit about a lot of things, but not everything about everything, we share a world with those people who tell lies or only speak in half-truths and there is a wealth of disinformation out there. So, it’s important we seek clarity.
When Women Feel Safe, We All Do
I’ve had the luxury of being raised by a woman who prioritized teaching me about women. I realize that not every man has had this luxury, and i want to share her golden nuggets with a sprinkle of my own experience.
"All were called but few were chosen. Are you among them."
“All were called, but few were chosen: Are you among the few?” History both ancient and modern are full of great people, both men and women of exceptional gifts and qualities they worked on and were well known in their era for their achievements, some for centuries after their departures. Put in another way, they came, they saw, they worked and they conquered.
Baby, I Get So Weak in the November Rain
I'd remember the title of "our song" even if it weren't written in the half-page love letter my high school boyfriend inscribed in my Sophomore yearbook. He'd graduated that year- 1994 -and unlike our less fortunate civilian teen counterparts, not only did we have to contend with graduation and uncertain matriculation- my family was moving back to the states. His was not.
I said I’m fine. What a joke. It’s what you always say to stop those nasty swines from getting out of line and twisting your words, so as to provoke you until you’re the one who misspoke.
Made For Others
My story is summed up in one word--redemption. My wife reminded me to have grace towards the person I was when I was younger because I was just that—young. I use to hold my mistakes close to my chest, not knowing they were seeping through my skin to form hypothetical cancer. Mild anxiety attacks begin to form and my mental stability was tilting like a ship in angry seas. I was losing hold of who I was, who I was created to be...by becoming something foreign to who I am.
Closer Than Ever
I finally joined a book club during the lockdown, something I've wanted to do for too long. Anyway, that's how I found out about Jesmyn Ward and the book I'm currently reading, "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Before that, I was unaware of this African-American author from Mississippi. So I dived into Google for a bit and found that she has also won a couple of notable awards.