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Every wound is now registered. You line up with the others and wait to reach the check out kiosk. You show your wound, if necessary…

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In 2015 my late husband and I moved from San Francisco up to Santa Rosa. William was in treatment for cancer, and he decided that…

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Here I am, thousands of feet up in the vast blue sky and there is just enough wind turbulence to turn me into a cringing…

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I was once a smoker. Yes, yes, I realize. My head is bowed in shame. I know it’s as though I just said “I was…

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Lately I feel like I'm living in exile. Since my fall I've been laid up in the bedroom, propped up on the bed, a heavy…

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Marla showed up to work the day after learning about the cancer. She'd told only Jenn, not her mother and definitely not her father. She'd…

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Twilight falls, yet before the next dawning, As a decent night’s sleep they do mock, Writers pause, knowing soon they must welcome the moon, And…

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Today in the woods, I saw spittlebugs on the branches of plants—small pieces of spit. Even after the gang left, I stayed in the yard…

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Nothing can be done once you begin to fall. You can try to catch yourself and stop the downward plunge, or if that fails you…

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“Nothing is going to change today, same shit, different day,” Dad told me this morning as I’m changing his messy diaper. It leaked so I…

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“Evie, we need to do something tonight you may not like, and I hope you’ll say it’s okay.” I thought maybe Paul wanted to try…

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Maybe that’s what wore me down—the lies. The big lie, just the one, overshadowing them all. That lie was that I was married to a…

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