Submissions Tagged 'life'

Some people write memoirs or keep journals. I make lists. Some of the lists have been around for years and just keep getting updated. Some are static. Some I make annually. Some are weekly. Some are just one-time lists. You get the idea.

Anyway, as 2008 was coming to a close, I was exporting items from past lists into fresh 2009 ones. And as I combed through, I realized that read in chronological order, the lists tell a lot about "My Life So Far."

I admit that by putting my lists on the table like this Read more

Awake.

Still.

Where am I?

Oh yeah. On my mom's couch.

Been here for a few nights now.

She's too nice to tell me she'd rather I wasn't in her house, too kind to tell me to get off my depressed ass and get a job, too lonely to kick me out in the warm Georgia summer.

I look desperately on about a dozen sites advertising their ability to find me a job. Each job found is looking for a college degree or relevant work experience.

I know that Read more

This is a story about heartbreak. Well, not specifically heartbreak itself, but that sinking feeling when you look across the room, and you realize, in that split second, that he's not looking at you, he's not smiling at you, hell, you're not even in the picture. You're not going home with him tonight. You're just some woman, with a huge crush, who he's sort-of known for two years, and suddenly you're feeling very small, and very much like you would like to jump up, tear out of said room, and run down the street screaming and sobbing at the top Read more

I can't tell if I really want to be with you because I love you or is it because I'm afraid to be alone.

What would you do if you fought for your children - to pass down from generation to generation for freedom - and all the sacrifices you've endured just taken away in an instance by our now government - corrupt deceit evil jerks - only in it for themselves - what would you do? tell me...
Open up your eyes - see what's around you - halt conformity - be yourself and recognize the messed up world you live in - do i look fat, do i look too skinny - forget this nonsense you call issues - emerge from Read more

I became a member of Smith Magazine. Seemed to be doing well. I did several six word memoirs, a few Brushes with Fame, captions for front pages and even a tree hugger (green caption).

Well why not try to do even more? I came across another title to think upon. I entered Life So Far, three times.Two stories and a six word. Imagine to my surprise When none of these came up published. So I guess I can't advance, spread my wings any further. My feelings are hurt, has my career ended?

I think not! I will Read more

1. Born
2. School
3. Danced
4. Mommy
5. Worked
6. Writer.

I stay true to a very old-fashioned rule when it comes to dating a friend’s ex, whether it is an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband. Simply put, I won’t do it because I put a high value on my friendships. To me, dating someone’s ex would be disrespectful to the friendship. Having said that, I do know that exceptions to the rule can be tempting.

In this case, Steve was the ex of an ex-friend of mine. Since the friend was no longer in my life, one would think that the no-dating-an-ex rule would no longer apply. Technically, I would Read more

I stay true to a very old-fashioned rule when it comes to dating a friend’s ex, whether it is an ex-boyfriend or an ex-husband. Simply put, I won’t do it because I put a high value on my friendships. To me, dating someone’s ex would be disrespectful to the friendship. Having said that, I do know that exceptions to the rule can be tempting.

In this case, Steve was the ex of an ex-friend of mine. Since the friend was no longer in my life, one would think that the no-dating-an-ex rule would no longer apply. Technically, I would Read more

Consolation
Sunday best on today. Harris Tweed jacket and regimental tie. No major projects today. A day of rest my Mam always called it. My usual walk up to the churchyard. Fresh flowers for my Wynne. A nice bit of sunshine. A touch too warm for the tweed, but I’ll not let it show. It’s all T-shirts these days. Not even tucked in. You just can’t carry yourself properly like that.
We always went for a walk on a Sunday. The park usually. Wynne liked to feed the Read more

 
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