Inspired by actual events
Jack Perry always said he wanted to come back as a butterfly. To look at him, you’d have thought it a strange wish. A bear or an ox would have better suited his six-foot-two, two-hundred-and-twenty-pound frame. But maybe that was exactly the point, to come back…
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” — Jewish Proverb
I always knew I’d be a cat mom. My vision was a studio apartment — perhaps above a café overlooking a park — where I’d write award-winning novels with a loyal feline companion by my side…
I often walk here just to clear my mind.
Who knows what secrets or sweet words I’ll find?
I often walk when I’m all alone
with these old gravestones and their old gray bones.
These grassy rows, I know them very well.
I walk them blind and even know their smell.
A man once proved a prince to be,
but not through blood of royalty.
He was a noble man, you see;
he was to me, he was to me.
And he upon my cheek did leave
the sweetest kiss, I do believe,
that any maid did ere receive
one winter’s eve, one winter’s…
In high school I struggled with eating disorders, severe anxiety, and toxic relationships. I worried about how I would pay for college and who would care for my sister after I left. But those dark years were also punctuated by moments of joy: Meeting someone who became one of my…