Most recently published stories in Humans.
A Drop Among Other Things: Chapter 3
Mom came back into my room and put my phone on the table beside my bed. I was crying still and my pillow had a huge wet spot from me being curled up into a ball on my side. She sat in front of me on the bed and laid a hand on my leg, stroking it gently.
How Dating Almost Cost Me My Life
It was the day after Thanksgiving, 2017. I was lonely after breaking up with my boyfriend in October and this was the first time I spent a holiday without him. I had this friend whom I also knew was quite lonely and depressed during the holiday so I thought I would hit him up to have dinner. I felt bad that he didn't go out of town to spend the day with his family as he initially planned and I knew he was alone and lonely and could've used some good company, just as I did.
Girls Better Than Me
I was walking from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and nine days into the six week pilgrimage, it happened.
8 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Planning My Own Wedding
Getting engaged is one of the happiest occasions. You get to celebrate with friends and family, you get some new bling that your coworkers will inevitably ask about, and you get to start putting your dream wedding into place. But it’s not all cute favors and tasting wedding cakes—there’s a reason the wedding planners charge you $50+ a hour for consulatations. So here’s eight things I wish someone had told me about planning my own wedding before I started.
Dating, Drugs, Deal Breakers
Ethan* was the new kid in sixth grade. He called me on my home phone the week before Halloween and asked if he could go trick-or-treating with me and my friends. He wore a "punk" costume, complete with mohawk and skin-tight pants. We were close ever since, weaving in and out of each other's lives for almost 15 years. He asked me to be his girlfriend at some point, and I said no: I knew something wasn't right, and that if we crossed that line, our friendship might never recover.
Why I Stopped Crying on Valentine's Day
Well, let's get to it. I have been single on Valentine's day since forever. Being single for a long time has made me think so many negative thoughts. I used to think to myself, "Am I not pretty enough?"
My worst date was a date with the guy that I thought liked me. I have had some pretty made dates, but this one was so bad I pretty much forgot about it. Let's start at the beginning and let's call this guy Fred.
Once the fire was lit, we sat back on the cold stone, sharing the thin, frayed blanket. We wanted to make s’mores, but we were both too broke to buy any marshmallows.
The Massage: Part 1
Have you ever had a massage that just relaxed all your joints loose, and muscles like jelly? That’s what she did to me when she stepped into my life that summer. This was too elaborate to just be a chance happening, and too random not to expect it to happen, but I fell into it hard. Where are my manners? My name is Alex and I live in New York City—well, Manhattan, to be specific. What I’m talking about exactly is the sensuous beginning this girl and I had, but the tragic ending it all had. It was so wrong but so right at the same time, like there was no control over it. Strangely, I felt like I needed this break, this whatever—well, to be exact, this affair on both parents, but let’s start from the beginning.
Friend and the City
With a latest display of a "nuclear" fallout between once-best screen friends Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, one is left to wonder what friendship really is.
My Worst Date Ever
It was two years ago when I had gone on this date with a "guy" who was two years older than me. He was 18 years old and I had just recently turned 16.
Living With Your Best Friend
As children we grow up watching how “happily ever after” turns out and it’s always the most romantic thing ever. We find grace and beauty when the prince rescues the princess, marries her and lives a long happy life. Since our first Snow White tale and Cinderella fantasy, we start to imagine our lives with our true “Prince Charming” and how life will be forever after. However, our wonderful movie creators and authors forget to mention a lot about how living with someone can be stressful and how life isn’t as easy as wishing upon a star.