Most recently published stories in Humans.
Five ways to adult better
When we are young, the world (though scary at times) is filled with endless possibilities. Somewhere along the line we turned into worker ants and became so results orientated that we forgot how to live. We became so consumed with the end goal and doing what adults are 'supposed' to do that we forgot what it means to just live. Being an adult used to be associated with the ideals around freedom to be, financial freedoms and just not giving a rats ass about what people thought. Then we actually become adults and well, here we are sipping coffee at work and reading articles on how to adult better. It's just part of the cycle of life. All is not lost, here are a few gentle reminders for everyone, regardless of what stage in life you find yourself. Some points are great for reminiscing, others are gentle reminders. Take what works and forward the rest to someone else you think needs a few minutes break from their mundane job.
Pretty With a Purpose
As pretty as I am, I was created with a purpose. I was created not just to look pretty but I was created to protect you from the vampires, but some may refer to them as pests and insects, but I repel mosquitoes specifically. While you sit outside and gaze at me with pride, it pleases me to know how my beauty makes you smile. So I come annually to protect you for a while. I come in many colors, yellow, orange, white, red, gold and bicolor. But at the end of this story hopefully you don't judge me and like Marshawn Lynch you'll know what I came for! I'll say it again; it's to keep the blood suckers away. For I am a marigold; pretty with a purpose.
Miracles Do Happen
The humanitarian in me stems from my parents, and sometimes it is scary, but for the most part it is amazing. One of those times, I'd like to say was a miracle. One of my favorite sayings is “God works in mysterious ways.” Let me tell you how that saying really meant something to me.
Between the piercing sirens, the startling noise of several windows being broken, the angry chanting, and the emergency order replaying every 5 minutes on every news channel stating that everyone within the perimeters of Kennedy County had to stay inside, I couldn't hold on anymore.
A Marigold Memoir
To my darling daughter, Marianne Lee Beganoti, I don't know how much time I have left. I am sitting up in my hospital bed, writing this memoir for you to read when you turn 18. Knowing I won't be around, there will come a time when you may have many questions about me and how you came to be. I hope this narrative will help fill a void that will be left in your life. Nothing is felt more greatly than a mother's absence.
An Unexpected Side-Effect of Learning Body Reading
Our bodies are a representation of our personality, our lineage, and what has happened to us during our lives. They tell the story of our triumphs, our strengths, and our struggles.
Garden of Nede
By the bank of the river in the warm springs morning I watched the animals entertain the garden, the bumbling bees amongst the rivers soft breeze, the chirping of birds.
Dating My Best Friend
Kate Blackwell and me were five years old when we first met each other. We were always together. Also known for making trouble. Always getting into and messing with things we knew we shouldn't be messing with. Not one day did we go with out seeing each other. But now we're adults and i'm starting to see my best friend as something much more. Thing is we've been friends for a very long time and there is a possibility that our friendship might not work out if we start dating and it doesn't work out between us. But i like her way to much to not take a chance and try anyway. So i need to think of a way to ask her out and quick cause she's coming over in two hour.
Is It Really Possible To Have No Sense of Humor?
A writing colleague on the site recently published a piece in which she commented on her “lack of sense of humor”. This statement stuck in my head, and for the past few days I have been ruminating on the question trying to determine if such a thing is actually possible. To start let’s just rule out the unusual cases, the medical oddities, brain injuries, etc. No doubt there are certain disease states or brain injury patterns which can result in the total or almost total erasure of the ability find anything funny. Truly that would be a sad fate, and my heart goes out to any such persons that may be alive out there. I intend to restrict my question to the mentally stable, mentally healthy, or at least as mentally stable and healthy as it is possible for anyone to be in these times we live in. The question is for a person of sound mind and body is it possible to lack a sense of humor? I believe the answer is no, it is not possible, and in the following discussion I will attempt to show why this is the case through the method of logical analysis. Ironically, logical analysis is the least humorous method of doing anything, which is why I think it is perfect for this particular task.
Like a Phoenix
Miley heard the commotion outside and had the natural instinct to hide. She was under her bed when her father came barreling into her room. “Miley!” her father called out “we’ve gotta get outta here!” He picked her little body up and holding her tightly to his he rushed down the hallway and out the door. While she was still scared, she felt a lot better being in his arms. “Where is mommy?” Miley whispered. “She’s ok... she’ll be ok.”
4 Life Lessons I Learned During COVID
Was there anyone who didn’t struggle in some way during Covid? Probably not. And the threat isn’t over, but I am moving forward with the things I’ve learned over the past year and a half.
We Get What We Get...
Miss Teacher told us one morning, while we sat on the floor in front of her kneading Play-Doh in our hands, “G-d made man from mud!”