The Toes Girl Bear

This past weekend David and I travelled to Gatlinburg where we met my family and stayed in a mountain cabin.…

Becoming Fagin

As an eighth grade girl, I was cast as Fagin, a 19th century old man leader of a gang of…

Memorable Performances

The thing is I remember seeing Our Town when I was in grade school. It was a production put on…

The Front

I’m sitting on a brown upholstered chair on the edge of our green front lawn with my black bag beside…

Just Checking

I sit in my car going over details of what happened moments ago. I recall the turn of the key.…

Warning Signs

The seagulls will eat your food. This warning appeared on a large chalkboard inside a beachfront restaurant in Santa Cruz.…

Lost Texts

My grandmother wrote a poem once that was published in her high school yearbook. I remember reading it with her…

Tearjerkers

For the past few years, I’ve had two default options I could turn to when I wanted to cry: (1)…