I found a black hair growing out of my chest after a shower today. It was just a wisp of a thing. Downy soft but so dark it stood out against my pasty January skin like a vegan at a salami festival. My initial thought was, “ugh, not again.” While… Read More
Medical professionals endorse the following prescription in instances where patient has returned from sunny dry heat of Los Angeles to her snow-covered hometown and displays signs of whiny disappointment, enduring disbelief and dark circles beneath eyes. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to: sharing photos of vacation ad… Read More
I had my first reading in a book store this summer and I didn’t even have to publish anything! I was invited to tell a true story at Happy Endings, a monthlyish “storytelling comedy” event hosted by Jeff Kubik at Shelf Life Books. After some serious deliberation,… Read More
When I was 16, I went to a dentist in Bankers Hall. It was very nice. My mom worked downtown at the time and she was going to meet me after my teeth were cleaned. Let me be clear when I say that having clean teeth was never a prerequisite to spend time with my mother, this was simply one of those things that a kid should have cleaned from time to time.
Allegedly, the store is closing. You’d think that’s why every musty book in the place is 70% off. You can fill a garbage bag with pocket books and pay just $10 for the lot of them. I overhear the owner tell someone over the phone that business is slow,… Read More
Regarding all this writing I just pulled out of the closet: adolescent Zoey, I think I have some apologizing to do. I’m sorry I haven’t started working on that book of ours yet. I knew you wanted to write one, but I didn’t realize how… Read More