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Starting Over

Starting Over

A few days ago I found a patch of purple wildflowers growing in the yard and lay on my stomach in the grass to study them. The earth was warm against my legs, like the heartbeat of something alive. Wind blew my hair against my lipstick and I turned on my back to see...
Don’t Turn off the Radio

Don’t Turn off the Radio

The ride home was hot and tedious as always. A low growl was forming in my stomach as I peeled my hand off the leather seat to adjust the air conditioning. It was barely functional. The turn signal had been beeping for five minutes straight as we sat in traffic,...
A Word to the Dreamers

A Word to the Dreamers

“Yes, but what’s your real job going to be? “Can you really make any money doing that?” “Oh, you’re one of those artsy people.” I’ve heard all of those phrases quite a few times. I don’t know, maybe you have to. I...
Go to the Window Right Now and Look Up!

Go to the Window Right Now and Look Up!

I think it’s safe to say that I’m in love with the sky. When I was little my dad used to take me out on the driveway with his big telescope and point out the constellations. He’d tell me stories about them and the people they were supposed to...
May We Always Remember…

May We Always Remember…

Our Father’s God, to Thee, Author of Liberty, To Thee we sing. Long may our land be bright, With freedom’s holy light, Protect us by They might, Great God our King.             ~ “My Country Tis of Thee” Oh beautiful for patriot’s dream, That sees beyond the years,...

This Story Isn’t Over…

I’ll admit it. Sometimes I cry at the end of a book. Okay, more like all the time. I just finished the first Percy Jackson series today and there were definitely tears in my eyes. You see, as an avid reader and even more avid writer, I develop these really deep...