Life Story

“I used to dream of being a princess,” my grandmother exhaled. I looked up from my book. “Grandmother! You’re awake!” She smiled gently and patted the ever-widening space on the bed next to her thigh. I tucked my bookmark into my spot, set the book on the uncomfortable chair, and gently lowered myself onto her … Read more

Plants

I kill plants. I don’t intend to, but they just don’t demand enough of my attention to actually care for them. I realize that sounds awful. And I’m unapologetic about it. I forget to water them; I over water them. I don’t give them plant food. I don’t move them with the seasonal light. I … Read more

Geometry

I leaned back, my forearms resting on the lumpy picnic table as Josie peeled an orange, liberating its bright fragrance from the rind with her dirty fingernails. “Your parents are really making you move, huh?” I squinted across the park to her house with its “Sold” sign screaming in the lawn. “Yeah.” She pried apart … Read more