The First Time I Saw…. Trifextra Challenge

The First Time I Saw… Tilt of your smile, Black of your hair, Lilt of your walk, Depth of your stare– Heat filled me up All else a blur But this I knew: You are him. I’m her.   A response to: This week’s Trifextra challenge. ┬áThis week we are asking you to count syllables. […]

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The Lies I Tell Myself: Part 1, #NaBloPoMo

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Lie, Lay, Lied Grammar! Sex! Sleep Deprivation! And exploring the lies I tell myself. “Lie, Lay, Lied” was the original title and premise of my blog. The inside joke was that I can never remember whether to say “lie” or “lay” even though I’m a self-proclaimed grammar geek.

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Angel’s Trumpet #NaBloPoMo #Trifexxxtra

The first shy blossom emerged slowly, seemingly taking forever, until finally opening into sweetness. The next night, each starry explosion came one after another, permeating our bedroom with their secret, unmistakable honeymoon scent. Word Count: 33 If this flowery piece was a little too sweet, go check out my Knotty ┬áJokes. Trifextra: Week Ninety-Four–TrifeXXXtra: an […]

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Proof

A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was married to a shape-shifter. It was not magical. Oh, at first it was feet-sweeping. Fresh out of college, working at a bookstore, getting all that attention from an older guy–a musician! a poet!– who clearly liked me. It was an unprecedented time. I’d […]

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The Smorgasbord of Vegan Disasters

or, How Not to Feed Your Family and Impress Your Friends In theory, I’m an amazing cook. I used to bake my own bread and make tortillas by hand. (Okay, so that was 20 years ago. In college. But! I produced feasts from scratch). I have a fabulous cookbook collection–some even signed by the authors–and […]

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