January 31, 2023

Adjectives Aren’t Everything

I don’t have any pre-title adjectives attached to my name. In other words, I haven’t been called brilliant, haven’t been nominated, celebrated, acclaimed, or given a trophy for something.
January 30, 2023

To Be Seen

I peek out furtively to see if I’ve been noticed…
January 28, 2023

Oh, Muhammad ﷺ, My Love for You is Infinite!

Oh, Muhammad ﷺ my love for you is infinite! If I could rewind time, I would make my way to you. My love for you is not like a wildflower that blooms precipitously in a few days or hours;
January 27, 2023

The Doll

Mrs. and Mr. Goode were dentists and rarely home. They’d try to compensate the kids by giving them everything they asked for. That is how the kids got a cat. Being spoiled as they were, the children expected the cat to obey their every word and when their parents were around, the two little angels were nothing but good…
January 26, 2023

Book Review: Ninety-Nine Fire Hoops

Allison Hong’s book is mesmerizing and gut wrenching. Any one (especially women) who has felt the stab of betrayal, knows what Allison is going through.
January 25, 2023

What I’ve Forgotten

I’ve forgotten so many things. I’ve forgotten how to say “eleven” in Spanish and where I laid my phone…
January 24, 2023

Dark Enchantments

Perhaps all things are beings, waiting for the right key to be turned at the right time, and we are but frustrated midwives, randomly trying different keys at different times to release them.
January 22, 2023

Positivity Corner: Waterfall Bathing in Prony Bay, New Caledonia

I could hear water pounding the surface of the sea and glimpsed out of the hatch to see a waterfall on the shore. The next minute the skipper, Alex, was calling to me. “Do you want to come and wash your hair in the waterfall?”
January 21, 2023

Smiles

We’re told to smile when we show up but told to smolder in photos...
January 20, 2023

Meat Loaf for One

Combine the ground beef with the soup. Use the bowl – the one she got from her grandmother. Cut up the onion. Don’t worry. You have no tears left.
January 17, 2023

Pangolin Love

“It is more important.” The pangolin collected an energy heart. “You think the stuff we do here is important? Making copies and babysitting salespeople. Sometimes I just wanna shriek it’s only furniture!”
January 16, 2023

Flood Plain – A Poetry Reading

Coaxed by the garish sheen of Versailles gold that’s coating the near horizon, I take the day’s final hour out walking with no assurance of return.