Short story: cotton hope

Five little words. My words for this week are: position tragedy illustration cotton calendar Darlene shuddered as she awkwardly slipped the silk shirt on over her head and felt its strange smoothness slide down her torso. She felt stifled, hot and claustrophobic. This was the first time in three years that she'd be leaving her … Continue reading Short story: cotton hope


This piece is not a work of fiction. It's a true depiction of a scary experience I had when I was 18 years old and traveling around Europe with my friend, Genevieve. All these years later I was finally able to unpack it a bit and realize the impact it has had on me. It's … Continue reading Scared

Short Story: It’s never too late

Short story writing challenge #3 — It's Never Too Late The five words that were randomly generated for me to use are: vehicle, accompany, suit, raw, performance Lainey looked at herself in the obscenely bright mirror one last time and her trembling fingers traced the lines around her eyes with an invisible eraser. Her face looked older, her eyes slightly less … Continue reading Short Story: It’s never too late