"Greetings, stranger." Sam Wicker looked up from his phone at the barista with a flushed face. She caught him off guard, as she always did, all bright eyes and little freckles spread across her nose like a constellation. But as "cute" as she was, there was something else that lingered in those emerald pools that … Continue reading A Little Extra Sugar
Long story short - in case you don't want to read more - as of Thursday I wasn't getting a puppy. Saturday, I got a little golden retriever. I am beyond elated to bring this new fur baby into my life. He is such a blessing! As with everything major that happens in my and … Continue reading New Furry Family Member
My date and I walked along the path towards the park. The sun was setting and the air brisk. It was the middle of fall and the leaves on the trees were starting to change. It was my favorite two weeks of the year, and so far it was even better because my first date … Continue reading Not-So-Amusing Park
There may be no post on Sundays, but I like to post on Sundays.
My watch read 6:23. My date was already 23 minutes late. I tried to push the paranoia to the back of my mind to no avail. I'm getting stood up. I sighed and tucked a piece of hair behind my ear. I curled it for nothing. I looked around. The restaurant was full of people, … Continue reading Stood Up
My eyes shuddered quite a few times before adjusting to the bright light around me. It reflected off the water, shimmering like diamonds. I rolled over and pushed myself up to a sitting position. The two rafts were the only visible thing across the ocean. Each direction was filled with endless miles of water until … Continue reading Drifting
I've spent the last few weeks pouring over so many words that my brain can't compute or spit out anymore. Between work, holidays, and my urge to finish my book, my brain is as fried as my eggs this morning. I am very excited to have gotten so far as to finish a draft of … Continue reading My Brain Is Fried, But It Was Worth It
I often hear these two life sayings: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And Roll with the punches. Personally, I find you can't have one without the other. Every major thing that happens in my life seems both sweet and sour! In 2017, I did not plan on buying a house, but I did. … Continue reading Punch and Lemonade