Most recently published stories in Humans.
A Sympathetic Interlocutor
Decorated was the word that first came to mind when he noticed her cheeks. Breaking eye contact only very briefly because he wanted to hold her gaze as long as possible, the strange patterns on her cheeks caught his attention. They might have been scars, burn scars or, had they been located somewhere else on her body, the kind of scars left after a surgical attempt to remove tattoos. The thought intrigued him and suspended the moment of greeting in time.
The best time of my life
I was never popular in school, I thought that by studying hard and getting a nice job will get me the respect I deserve, but I was wrong.
5 May 2019
10:13 am What a glorious morning! The sun is shining, there is a little zephyr stirring the leaves in the trees and I do observe them Smiling. The crows are fossicking in the lawn and calling out to each other.
Kids Don't Realize How Good They Have It
I miss the days I could light up a room. I think it was first grade when my mom bought me a pair of light-up shoes. Everywhere I went, red lights blinked to announce my presence.
Every Picture Tells A Story
Time stamps. I have a whole lotta love for them. They first tickled my fancy in 2020, now they make me dizzy with their measures. But love is always dizzying stuff. Like you’ve been drinking Jack and Coke all morning.
It's been a week since she was here, soaked from the storm raging outside, worn from the one raging within her. She whined about the rain and the car, and of how long it took to find parking. She cried about the finale of her favorite show and ate the last of my cereal from the cupboard.
Disclaimer: These are my thoughts and only my thoughts. I’m writing this to get people thinking and talking. This will be a two-part article. The first part will be about equality of all people and the second part will be about equality between genders.
Can You Save a Friend from a Bad Relationship?
We all know that feeling. Your friend is back together with her significant other for the fourth time, even though he cheated on her the previous three times they broke up. But this time he says it won’t happen again, and she believes him.
Destined Love Is a Flawed Premise
If I could laugh through tears, I would, but alas I´m not that cynical. The afore-mentioned quote is attributed to Daeida Wilcox, a wife of Harvey H. Wilcox, a man who purchased 120 acres of land from the original 480-acre ranch, sometime in 1887 – a land on which the green, indestructible vines of show business sprung from.
A Hopeful Wanderer
I like to hang out in the spiritual clouds. I have always had a penchant for daydreaming. It’s my way of being free. Not all who wander are lost though. And, not all minds that wander have lost it.
I’m watching the world wake up outside my kitchen window. Blue skies, sunshine and brave little birds toddle across the lush green carpet of lawn spread wide between two fence lines. They feed from the springtime worms nestled in the earth just below the surface, and I think here in Washington State this may be as close to Ireland as I’ll ever get.
Ten Must-Read Principles To Guide Your Communication In Relationships
There are a few different kinds of conflict. First, and most obvious, is disagreement about an issue or situation -- substantive conflict. The second, and in fact more common in marriages and relationships is conflict around what is said, and how it's said. There are ways to be a peaceful communicator so that toxic communication gets reduced while at the same time enhancing closeness.