Learning something new was always scary as a child. You don't know what you're doing and you're so new to everything things become irritating that everyone else knows how to do it but you just can't get the hang of it.
One of... (more »)
4 and a half years. 4 and a half years when my Mom was originally diagnosed. I could talk about this from an optimistic point of view where I sugar coat the whole story and make it sound like it wasn’t as bad as people may think. I... (more »)
In my third-grade school year, my teacher instructed us to create an informative poster about an influential African American person for Black History Month. At the time, my mind immediately went to the new president, Barack Obama. His... (more »)
I have a condition. This condition is widespread, universal, and everyday, and yet I doubt you'll find it in any psychological diagnostic manual. Nearly everyone has been afflicted by it. Some will deny ever experiencing it, while others... (more »)
The word still echoes in my mind when life is silent. I cannot walk alone in the dark without hearing him. I cannot sit alone in my room without being transported to a different place.
It wasn’t one of the places that... (more »)
I am an eight-year-old girl, short and slight, with a grin that looks like it was the first thing to develop and the last thing that would ever give up on life. I model, do commercials and gymnastics, and other such things that cute... (more »)
I want to experience life with my own eyes instead of through a lens.
“Don’t post that picture until 5 o'clock, that’s when everyone is on Instagram. Maybe you should edit it too. Usually pictures with more likes... (more »)
It's a quiet and cool autumn noon. It's been a few weeks now since he left. The scent of his hair still floats around in the house, and I can still see some hair on his chalky smelling, dry clay paw print that sits on the counter drying... (more »)
Oh, the irony of committing a sin in a church itself. The red satin cushions placed upon each pew.
The sculptures of Jesus and his Disciples hang on each open space of wall; and rays of sunshine
beam through the stained glass. I... (more »)
As a child, one of the first things learned either at home or school is the magical story of the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. A false picture is painted that when Christopher Columbus first sailed the ocean blue, the... (more »)
The scream tore through me like jagged glass. The blood drained from my face, my eyes widened, my pulse quickened. The scream came again, desperate, paralyzing. It was the most horrible sound I had ever heard.
No, No, No, No. That’s... (more »)
My eyelids urge to drop, almost as if they were weighed down by an anchor, being yanked to the unknown depths of darkness.
It's funny at how the wee hours of the morning, your common sense is completely lost, and... (more »)
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I left you. I’m perfectly aware that I’m the negative part of our former equation. I’m perfectly aware that I added the heartbreaking exponent of leaving you for someone else. But... (more »)
For most of us, driving is a love-hate relationship. A driver’s license brings ultimate freedom, but the road to getting one is stressful and challenging, with a handful of near-death experiences thrown in.
The first month is the... (more »)
When I’m hiking, it’s easy to lose myself in the rhythm and discomfort: the backpack straps rubbing my shoulders, thirst constantly scraping the back of my throat, the heat, the dust and the ache of my feet. It’s easy to... (more »)
On June 26th, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guaranteed the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 US states, but has that changed the way people view same-sex couples? Anyone should be allowed to love who they... (more »)