• Snow

    Reflection and Goals For Next Year The year is almost over. Christmas is right around the corner. 2023 is going to be a good year. The goal is to travel more, and that’s exciting. My best friend is turning 30, so we’re going to Paris and a few other European cities. I’ve never been out ...
  • A snow-covered mountain range far in the north.

    Javana screamed. Not a someone please help me cry, but a blood-curling ‘put me out of my misery’ shriek.
  • Hore Abby

    Rionan was assisting her father when Ingrid returned. She stopped in the doorway, confused at the sight of two heads, the first covered in a helmet of red hair and the other blond and balding, leaning together in stilted discussion over something Rionan held gingerly between her fingers. “Curve here?” the girl asked. “Bead have ...
  • Romantic surprise

    I thought he would never changeA man of a strong, bold bravadoTo match his towering stature. We met in days of childhood,He never cared for me thenA young and naive schoolgirl. I knew not how ideas of romanceThe world or human nature,Can affect a meek soul like me. The boy I knew in childhoodShowed no ...
  • Lake Shore

    When searching for my biological family, people asked me, ‘what are you looking for? They wanted to understand what motivated me, but I wasn’t sure.  In the early days of searching, I had wanted to locate my biological family and know who they were. It would be a bonus if I could have a relationship ...
  • Hollow Moon

    Esk jumped at the thought waves being broadcasted by the collective consciousness. Slithering out of the glucose bath...
  • A snow-covered mountain range far in the north.

    I… I lost my thoughts for a while. We were in a different place. I want to go home. Javana sniffed. What was the incredible scent? My stomach growled. No. That came out of my mouth. I sound like an animal.

    She gave her birth, breathed life into her. Fed, caressed, soothed, punished. Comforted again. She got her to believe in all things unreal or what seemed real. But today, child’s grown enough to be self-reliant. She needs no womb, no feeds, nor caresses. Her own strength guides her, and she forms her own beliefs. Mother ...
  • Hope Lake Lodge

    Being adopted has given me a feeling of being from two different worlds. I describe it as ‘nature and nurture.’ As I matured into understanding my adoption, I wondered about my traits, mannerisms, and thoughts. I needed to assign ‘nature or nurture’ for each behavior or tendency and ask myself if this comes from biology ...
  • Plane in clouds

    I’m finally holding on to letting go.  What is the power of letting go? Well, when you have to find your own power, when you feel powerless, you learn how strong you really are. About a month ago, I did something crazy. I got on a plane and went halfway across the United States without ...