Everyone is writing Christmas short stories, so I decided to try my hand at one yesterday. As always, it turned out overly dramatic, but here you go anyway! Sadie hung the last ornament, a simple silver bell. Perhaps the simplest of all her ornaments. And yet. With a soft stroke of her hand, the tiny… Continue reading The Whole Story
When I exited the house that night, I slipped into my car, and unfolded the check I had been handed for a night of babysitting. And then I leaned my head against the steering wheel, and I wept. Making it in college is rarely easy. I had moved across the country, to a state where… Continue reading Hope and Storytelling
There was another family who had also built a cabin in the middle of the woods. I remember precisely one thing about them. They had goats. You know that feeling when you bite into a piece of soft, creamy goat cheese? You let the pungent flavors soak in on your tongue, closing your eyes as… Continue reading Goats and Progress
It has been long couple months of travel. From May 25 to date, I have traveled to Oklahoma, Florida, Kansas, New York, Minnesota, and Cleveland and have another trip to Orlando scheduled in 12 days. Needless to say, I am beginning to feel a little exhausted. Today, especially, having worked 23 hours in the last two… Continue reading Weariness and Breaking the Rules
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