I told my girlfriend today that I loved her....and she didn't say it back....( I think I heard a gasp from the audience)....so why am I not freaking out....or losing my shit....or curled up in the fetal position crying about it....well for one my ego isn't that fragile....two....I know she's falling in love [...]
Until you've tethered your madness to someone else's sanity in order to keep breathing, you don't know vulnerability.
I wrote this for the brilliant Allie Burke and The OCH Literary Society. It was originally published there. I Used To Love The Night As far back as I can remember dusk and then finally twilight always held a mystical essence for me. My child’s mind was filled with make believe and possibility, but the central [...]
Today I am very pleased to have a spot on the lovely OCH Literary Society’s page. Thank you for having me.
As far back as I can remember, dusk and then finally twilight always held a mystical essence for me. My child’s mind was filled with make-believe and possibility, but the central element to most of my vivid imaginings occurred during the twilight hours which then cascaded into the darkest parts of night. I was never afraid, for this was the time that my imagination would burst with endless possibilities of fairies and sprites, brownies, and otherworldly creatures who would come alive when mothers and fathers tucked their littlest in for the night.
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So there's this pharmacist, we'll call her Carol — because her name is Carol. Carol has a way of making me feel like a junkie every time I call in to have my scripts refilled. Every. Fucking. Time. I have never seen Carol smile, not ever, but she has a sneer like you have never seen. The woman gives [...]
Part of living with a mental illness such as bipolar disorder is figuring out your "triggers" and how to: A) avoid them B) learn to deal with them when they can't be avoided. Sounds easy enough right? Wrong. That couldn't be more wrong. Triggers are a very serious thing, and very specific to each person. [...]