My Recent Blog Ramblings

General

In Which I Discuss Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work For Me

I stopped making resolutions. It became disheartening to finish a  year accomplishing nothing I set out to do.

Looking back at 2018 and forward to 2019 one quarter at a time.

Fiction

This Is Enough

Outside the wind screamed and rain pelted the roof as if upset we could find joy—delicious joy—in a time meant to break us. A time we’re supposed to want more.

A flash fictional piece about a young couple finding the strength to love during hard times.

Review

Short Stories that Moved Me

Some Mathematicians remove pain, some of us deal in negative emotions, but we all fix the equation of a person.

-Leasley Nneka Arimah

Great stories come in all sizes, and these four didn’t disappoint: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Kin, The Shadow in the Rose Garden, and To Room Nineteen.

Poetry

My Protector

But here, in your arms, 

Surrounded by your warmth, I

Feel only your love. Only you.

A tanka about the protective powers of love.