The Voice

Yesterday I woke up and walked into the living room where two adorable but devilish towheaded Venezuelan/Norwegian preteen sleepyheads began shushing me so that they could go back to sleep on my couch. “It’s so early, Tia,” one of them muttered. I wanted to remind them sooo badly about every time I’d slept over at […]

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Shorts :: Full Circle

This is the second short story I wrote at “The Next Season” writing retreat at Hidden Lake Retreat in Eagle Creek, Oregon. It was inspired by the picture below, and got a few laughs when I read it aloud. I hope I’m half as sassy when I’m their age. Photo courtesy of Pinterest   In the era […]

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Old Flames, Rekindled

This weekend, as on many weekends in the summer, I went berry picking with friends. Spencer, my favorite new coworker, picked me up early on a Sunday and we headed west towards the land of plentiful berries and wine. I look forward to Oregon’s U-Pick berries every year, but this was Spencer’s first time. I […]

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Imagine If…

If I could imagine what life may have looked like, had I not taken this particular journey, I would ask—why did I choose this life? Some people believe that our souls choose this particular body in this particular time and place before we become a fetus, before we are born into this world. Given a true […]

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Cherry

I’m new here. Take me in, Show me your Ants on a log. Show me your Childish smile, your Sanctuary. It’s nice to be by myself, but Hands clasping hands Brings me to the somebody else I could be. I’ll let her out. I can push away the disappointment I once had when I was […]

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