Little Victories

He wondered when she was coming home. No amount of frantic barking made the front door open, nor did scratching at the door and whining make the gravel in the driveway crunch with the weight of car wheels. After sniffing all around the house (maybe she was hiding again), he resigned himself to his fate, … Continue reading Little Victories

Tell Me a Story

Recently, we’ve all had pages and pages of information forced under our noses. After all of the (important, though exhausting) discourse, I’ve been wanting to read something a little shorter, and sweeter. I asked anyone willing to collaborate to send me, in no more than 200 words, a short and sweet story. They delivered, and … Continue reading Tell Me a Story

Parental Dissonance VIII

“Weight” by Ian Watts “I will not be the man you meant to raise,” He grim averred. “Your expectations chafe And stifle how I’ve grown and learned in days Since youth; Not mine to keep your heirlooms safe. “Did my novitiate not fulfill your wish? My filial duty: tell you sacramental Black is white, teach … Continue reading Parental Dissonance VIII