Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bad Poetry Friday

Untitled 9/19/99 10:07

I wanted you to know

I found someone else

Who cares if he is always high?

Or drinks too mych beer?

The turth is

he is just what I ened to forget about you.


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(Late) Breaking News: I’ve Published Another Short Story

I recently returned from my South American vacation to news that one of my short stories, “Second Honeymoon” was being published in the May 2014 issue of DRIFTLESS REVIEW and was a finalist for thier flash fiction contest. I may not have won the cash money, but you can read all 750 words of “Second Honeymoon” here.

“Second Honeymoon” was inspired by a trip to a nude beach in Croatia that I took with my husband last May and a conversation we had about baring souls while baring bodies. Pro Tip: The best time to visit a nude beach is after drinking and in between downpours. Then you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing you and you can scratch “nude beach” off of your bucket list.

As it turns out, most of my short fiction is inspired by our travels and the weird-ass people we encounter. 

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Bad Poetry Friday

Untitled 8/27/00

I’m not angry anymore

even though I still listem

to angry girls like

Alanis, Ani, and Tori

But I laugh on the inside

and I truly smile

Who knew forgiving really meant forgetting?

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

This makes me crack up every time I see it. I wish my mom wrote more narratives on the Polaroids.

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May 22, 2014 · 11:22 am

Bad Poetry Friday

Reaching Out c. 1998 (transcribed 4/11/00)

I reach out to pull you in

but I can’t grab your hands

and you slowly sink

into the murky waters of my past

I take your last breath with you

and I wonder

now that you’re gone, will I survive?

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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

I started weightlifting at an early age.

I attempt my second CrossFit class tonight. If I don’t make it back remember I loved pizza.

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May 15, 2014 · 10:51 am

Tune in Tuesday: I’ve Got a Secret

Other than Tegan and Sara’s “Closer,” if there was one song that defined SECRET HEART it would be “I’ve Got a Secret” by Kate Nash.

I’ve got a secret, I can’t tell you

You would judge
You would judge
You would judge
You would judge

Why can’t we be friends?
We can’t pretend you don’t love me
You don’t love me

Why can’t I kiss her lips?
Why can’t I be with him?
Homophobic pricks

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May 13, 2014 · 2:15 pm

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

This blast from the past was from Mother’s Day 1990. I was in third grade. It marked the first time I was published and in turn was also the best Mother’s Day gift I’ve ever given my mom. While my storytelling has improved in the last 24 years, I can’t say the same about my drawing


May 11, 2014 · 1:07 pm

Bad Poetry Friday

Untitled 1/4/00

(Based on a painting I saw at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida)

If I had a lover,

who woke me each morning

with the music of his guitar

I would relish in the sounds

of the chords

the sweetness of his voice

If I had a lover

who sang me to sleep

I might never wake up lonely again



I actually like this one. I wish I had written down the name of the painting or artist.


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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

I started Crossfit this week. No one told me there would be running involved. I just thought I’d throw a tire around. I am not a fast runner. I am slower than your grandma’s 1984 Buick with four flats. In high school I ran cross country. No matter how slow I was there was always someone slower than me. This photo was likely taken my sophomore year of high school. Running was painful, but not as painful as Crossfit.

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May 8, 2014 · 9:23 am