& I’ve Always Been a Reader

The thing that attracts me to books is the fact that books have always been there for me. There were times growing up when we had to choose between hot water or electricity and books made life easier. It was amazing that I practically grew up in the library. After school I was hanging out…

& Daddy

My step-father was “Big Antoine” until one day I felt left out and I just wanted a dad. Little old me just knew it worked that way. My brothers and sisters had parents and I just had mom. My step-father has many faults but not being a dad to his children has never been one….

& So I Partied Like a College Kid & I’m Not in College Anymore

Friday I partied like I was still in college. My former roommate was celebrating her 22nd birthday and her upcoming graduation. I’m pretty sure sleeping on the tiny little couch in her living room hurt my back. It was fun though. It’s not the first time I’ve crashed on a friend’s couch and probably won’t…

& Words Hurt Most of All

“We didn’t let it break us, we built a cast around our broken hearts and signed it ourselves “They were wrong.” “We are not abandoned cars stalled out and sitting empty on some highway and if we are don’t worry we only got out to walk and get gas. We  are graduating members from the…

&–Generational Stairway

  I rarely write nonfiction but one of my professor’s swears that my life is so interesting that I should write nonfiction instead of fiction. The terrible about nonfiction though is I have trouble exploring my feelings and not wanting my words to hurt others. So I write fiction and incorporate some of the things…