S.A.D: realities of depressive disorders

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 Couldn’t Save You

Writing Challenge: August 10, 2018 Prompt: I couldn't save you.   I couldn’t save you When you began to drink more and sleep less. Your eyes would glaze over- unfocused. Filled with water- but no emotion. You would lay on the mattress on the floor for hours- neither sleeping nor awake. You were calling out … Continue reading I Couldn’t Save You

I Cried Tonight

  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

Siren of the Lake

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

Silent Night

Writing Challenge: Jan 18, 2018 Prompt: Write a story that begins with "the silence woke her" The silence woke her. Her eyes swept the dark room- quickly analyzing every shadow. Nothing was wrong. Nothing out of place; everything was as it had been for the last 2 years since they had moved in- except one … Continue reading Silent Night

March 29

writing challenge: Dec 22, 2017 Prompt: Write about the date of an anniversary March 29 was the day you disappeared. Earlier that day I had texted you, elated by the news that I had just bought a plane ticket to see the boy that you always said was “the one” for me. Your last words … Continue reading March 29

Unsent Letter

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

My Sailor

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