Category Archives: Creative Essays

The dragons are gone

This week, have a creative flash fiction instead of a post.  (Goodness I really need a buffer again for times like this when I have too much to do and not enough time.) The dragons are gone.  They were killed … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 7

(Houses and Hearts part 1 can be found here.) And so the world dissolved in anger.  Or exploded, perhaps is a better word.  The house came crashing down and it was a house of cards after all, but the cards … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 6

Sometimes conversations are hard.  Sometimes they’re made harder by certain topics, sometimes they’re made easier by certain people. I am good at putting on masks and pretending to be something or someone or an emotion that I am not.  But … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 5

But the anchor didn’t stay; it was dragged along the bottom.  The current was too strong to keep it in place. Despite crying, despite talking, despite all arguments to the contrary, we broke up.  Kind of.  For a year.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 4

Because difficult shows up in different ways.  And sometimes those ways are not the ways you might think.  Sometimes difficult slides into the cracks, creeps its way forward, until you realize that this emotion that you’re feeling might not be … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 3

But difficult is subjective, both to people and to situations. Difficult is looking at the next three months and seeing a deadline when you go, again, to live on a boat that probably has no internet and definitely has limited … Continue reading

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Houses and Hearts part 2

Home became a person, not a place. That terrified me.  Then I got used to it, a bit. Then I flew back home again. Home to the boy, home to my house.  Home to a whole new set of problems. … Continue reading

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