Tongue Tied

"Cat got your tongue," Carolyn said with a chuckle. Meike shook her head. She got that a lot and had long grown to ignore it. It was the only response she had for quips such as "You don't talk much do you," or the ever fatal "You're a quiet one, huh". Today was one of…

Missed Connections

Local grocery store. You were the cashier with lavender locks and lovely red nails. I was the hapless customer (wearing a golden beanie with a brown leaf) whose hand you briefly touched, when we both reached for the bread. I merely wanted to say I loved your aesthetic, but the hand touch and brief eye…

Writing Excerpt #1

"Grandma, grandpa, your darling Laney has returned,” I screamed, arms outstretched and ready to be met with fanfare. Instead, I was met with a deafening silence. Where was everyone? From somewhere behind me my friend, Stacy, honked the horn. “Want me to wait a bit? Doesn’t look like no one’s home,” she hollered. I shook…