Knock, Knock.

One of these days I’d really love to be forced to replace a door. Not because it jammed or the wood started splintering. Not because I lost my keys. Not because the paint outgrew my tastes. And certainly not because my landlord told me to do so. No. If you want to knock down my…

Deny Me

Originally posted on ON THE ROCKS :
Deny me myself, and I’ll fight back in one. Show me my health, and I’ll tell you you’ve won. … Deny me my rage, and I’ll fight back in two. Turn over the page, and I’ll show you what’s true. … Deny me my joy, and I’ll fight back in threes.…

My Lips are Sealed.

I haven’t slept well in a month. Maybe one night while I was away. I first assumed it was because of the horror I felt looking back on the last 3-4 months. I thought it was because I scared myself straight by putting up with less than I deserved. The piss poor decisions. The epic…

How to Love a Woman Who Scares You.

If I had another chance, I would tell this to the man who believes he doesn’t deserve me: “The fact that she scares you means that you truly grasp what kind of woman she is, and therefore, there isn’t anyone more deserving of her than you.” If he only knew. I was so taken aback…

The Flip Side – A Short Story

I knew the minute I heard him call out her name. Elizabeth. I knew in that instant she was no longer mine, even though I had made it very clear that I was going to protect her from a man such as myself. She was never mine. It was just a fantasy. Maybe it was…