• Lonely Bear

    A loud string of chirps outside my bedroom window interrupt my dream instantly erasing the memory of what it was about from my consciousness and jolts me from a deep slumber. Apparently, not having a rooster doesn’t spare me from unwanted wake-up calls. Speaking of calls, I lean over the edge of my mattress as ...
  • Lighthouse at Night

    A girl quietly pads over to her window in the dark of night. She separates the curtain with a quiet swoosh and perches on the wide windowsill. She looks up at the lighthouse on the far shore. Its beam of light illuminates her room and face every other minute. The harbor is silent as she ...
  • 1163

    Most of us are familiar with PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). Many of us relate it to our veterans after a war, but what is not as widely known is that there is another PTSD, non-combat PTSD. Non-combat PTSD happens when someone experiences some type of trauma. “A trauma is a shocking and dangerous event that ...
  • 542

    Today, I became the girl reading a book in a bar. It’s not something I ever saw myself doing… truth be told, I’ve found myself doing more than I ever imagined lately. But that’s the beautiful thing about being alone. There’s a Kelly Clarkson lyric that goes, “You try to break me but you see, ...