The Sweet Things

You think of abandoned buildings as growing colder as they become more empty, but the house felt warmer—a stuffy heat since the window unit and fans had been shut off and packed up. The bare windows let in more sun, bringing a reminder of the old shade trees cut down the summer before. The space […]

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Heartbroken

A couple weeks ago I had to break up with someone—a client I had been working with. We were both on different pages ideologically, we had different visions. It’s not that I was wrong and she was right, or vice versa, we just weren’t in the same place. And that’s ok as people, but that’s […]

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Walking Alone

For the majority of my professional career I have taken walk breaks. Time out to walk the streets around wherever I’m working. Time to get up and move—like recess for grown-ups. Over the years I’ve had multiple walking partners, coworkers and friends, but for the majority of those years (at two different employers and during […]

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Sidecar

**I wrote this a while back. I submitted it to a short story magazine and was rejected, but I’m proud of it still** The motorcycle rattled and rumbled over the cobblestones in the old town square. The engine sputtered and spat smoke as it ground to a halt in front of the only brick building […]

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Catherine’s War

Several months ago I was recruited, by my editor friend Karen, to work on a book project. Originally, I was just recruited to design the cover (Karen was doing the interior). Actually, originally, I just recruited to consult on exporting a Word document to an epub file. I tested some things out and never got […]

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