It was 3:41am by the time we arrived in the mountains of Colorado, but with the time change it felt even later… earlier? After a happy flight (total cost $37, which made it happier) I had fallen asleep in the rental car while trustworthy friends drove. I woke and saw the faint shadow of mountains. […]
Jules Léotard soared above the amazed French crowd. They had never seen anything like him. The world had never seen anything like Jules. The ‘daring young man’ created the art of the flying trapeze act in 1859. He let go. From one trapeze to the next, he flew through the air—an enchanting mystery of bravery. […]
Silence woke me Then there were the beeps Of life leaving appliances Buzzing in the hallway A weeping fire alarm My roommates, eyes blurry Greeted each other in the Shelter of the dark doors Questions filled the quiet Is school cancelled? The answer at first disappointed To bed we did not return A […]
Six friends went to the grocery store just to get cheap peanut butter. It was national peanut butter day. I wanted to have a peanut butter fight, but my friends wisely talked me out of it. Something about “You’ll get peanut butter in your hair, and it will ruin your clothes, and when you try to […]
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” –G.K. Chesterton At 4:00 on Monday afternoon, my arm fell asleep. Feeling like a mature adult, I tried to explain it to my friends as I balanced the grocery bags on my useless arm. “I might have pinched a […]
The same hands that will, in a few moments, wave goodbye to a grown daughter, now fold up childhood scooters. His hands first opened this scooter on the first Christmas of the twenty-first century. My mom was on bedrest with my baby sister, so Christmas was different that year. Santa came to their bedroom instead […]
Last time, I was a ghost, flittering around the edges but not taking part. This time, I was Cinderella. My gown was from ‘Ross: Dress for Less,’ and I was my own evil stepmother, trapping myself inside a room of doubt. I doubt I’ll ever see Nameless again. But for a few moments on a Saturday Summer night, our stories intersected.