Every winter I seclude myself in my hobbit hole of a home. I surround myself with hot beverage, warm blankets, and fuzzy sweaters so I can pretend that the cold doesn't exist. The short days drag into never-ending weeks of self-isolation and hibernation. All the hours pass by in a gray smog of monotony, fatigue, … Continue reading Winter Melancholy
I have depression as well as Seasonal Affective Disorder. If you've been following my blog for awhile, I've mentioned both several times. The way my usual depression differs from S.A.D. is in it's intensity. My depression is like allergies: annoying, always present, and occasionally has a huge flare up before dying back down to general … Continue reading Week Off: Dealing with S.A.D.
Christmas has come and gone in an almost uneventful way. The tree was lite, the presents wrapped, and stockings hung- but the joy just wasn't there. The dull browns, the dark days, the cold weather- something about it saps all my energy. It brings out all the sadness, the despair, and hopelessness. It's as if … Continue reading S.A.D: realities of depressive disorders
I cried tonight The first time since we broke us The first tears since the last time That we failed to break the curse that keeps us apart. I cried tonight. The first time since I gave up. The first ache since I allowed numbness To replace sharp despair over how close we … Continue reading I Cried Tonight
Writing Challenge: February 12, 2018 Prompt: Write something inspired by a dream Siren of the Lake part 1: When her father refused the match, she and her lover planned to run away. She was rich and he was poor- but she loved him so much. She took the bridal clothes she and her mother had … Continue reading Siren of the Lake
Writing Challenge: Nov 23, 2017 Prompt: Write about a letter that never made it to the recipient I must have written a hundred letters a hundred times. I wanted to tell you- needed to- but I could never send the letter. What good would it do? You were so far away, and I- I … Continue reading Unsent Letter
Writing Challenge: Nov 22, 2017 Prompt: Write a poem or short story that uses dialogue between two people “No more avoiding it. I need the truth. Do you love me?” He sighed and looked away. I could see the internal struggle on his face. After a second that felt like an eternity, he spoke: “I … Continue reading Truth
Oh my sailor, My sailor, across the sea Far, far from me, Where I pine and dream, But cannot be with my sailor across the sea. Oh my sailor. My sailor, across the sea. Please think of me While I wait here for you, Patiently For my sailor across the sea. Oh my … Continue reading My Sailor