I’m an artist. I design things with my mind. I try to place them for your eyes. I’m an artist. I paint in black and white. I make you see with color and light. I’m an artist. You compare me to the greats. You determine I’m worthless. I’m an artist. I take up space in […]Read more "I’m an Artist"
It’s the end of the summer… sort of. School is starting for many in the coming weeks, including me. Yep, that’s right I’m starting school, again. Over the last few year’s I’ve waxed and waned about going back to school to get my masters. Well, I’m doing it. It’s a personal goal I’ve had for […]Read more "Schedule of Events"
My darkest secret sank into the coffee mug as Ben wrapped his arms around me. My cheeks burned as the lump in my throat erupted into fiery sobs. Caroline is the only other person to know this secret. She knows the depth of it, I don’t want to relive the depths, not now, not ever. I […]Read more "Broken | The Bare Essentials Series"
The silence has been deafening. I miss Caroline more than I can explain. Since the night I stormed out I haven’t heard a word from her nor have I attempted to contact her. The urge to apologize was real, but I didn’t want to explain it. I didn’t want to tell her that I was […]Read more "Leaving time | The Bare Essentials Series"
Telling Caroline about the therapist wasn’t the hardest part of our conversation, having her calm down was. “Viv, how on earth? Isn’t that illegal?” Well technically no, maybe? I mean I thought the incest thing was, but that turned out to be false so who knows. “It was consensual. I just can’t see her again, […]Read more "The Breakdown | (The Bare Essentials Series)"
The gravel crunches and I feel the jab of the pebbles and stones into my soul. Pressure points that make me twist and move to make way for the new surface that is underneath me. The walk back to the car isn’t much further, I hope. I’ve lost track of how many steps it took […]Read more "Soles"
I stared at the door to the meeting hall. Normally I would head right in with the fake smile I give when I tell my dates I’ll call them. This time, I could barely move. My mind was reeling and my self-worth seemed to be crashing into the pile of fake horse shit I let […]Read more "Goodbye Wednesday | (The Bare Essentials Series)"