I can only be me

I can only be me So I am done telling you what I'm not All I can do is show you who I am And pray that one day you'll see, that's a pretty cool thing to be Lost in translation, you have a hard time understanding what I'm saying Looking for hidden meanings when … Continue reading I can only be me

Strike while the iron is hot

I'm learning how to use all the things around me to write when inspiration finds me.  Earlier this week I got an idea for a short story which I kept brushing off, but the characters kept begging me to tell their story. And since I knew they would soon begin to haunt me in my … Continue reading Strike while the iron is hot

Just Ask Ariel

Maria sat at the crowded bar sipping on an apple martini, hoping it would calm her nerves.  First dates always made her nervous.

“Excuse me, is anyone sitting here?”

Maria turned to see a stunning brunette performing a balancing act with a purse in one hand and a glass in the other. It looked as though she’d been tossed about in the sea of people who were there unwinding from a hard day’s work. Maria smiled and motioned for her to join her, welcoming the distraction.

“I don’t know why my husband likes to eat at such crowded restaurants on the weekends.” She began straightening her disheveled clothing, before sitting down. “So, are you waiting for your husband too?”

“Oh, I’m not married, not yet anyway.” Maria blushed at the thought of Charles. “I’m waiting for my date.”

“Smart woman, enjoy being single while it lasts,” her companion said laughing…

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In rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All across the nation today, parades and celebrations are being held in honor of the great activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and I thought not only was it appropriate, but necessary to write a few words in remembrance of his legacy. Although today is a national holiday, we should remember what he stood for, … Continue reading In rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Smile because life is worthwhile

Yesterday I felt like a fraud. I woke you with plans of writing until my fingers cramped up, but instead, I threw myself somewhat of a pity party. A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about being happily single for the holidays, and in the moment that I wrote the article, it was … Continue reading Smile because life is worthwhile