Do You Remember Us? – Part 3 Naming the past.

I dreamt, not of Loyd but of the past. I remembered the girl I was and how desperately I’d craved love and acceptance and woke up with a weight on my chest. Even with her head buried in her arms, I could tell Lola wasn’t asleep. She could never fall asleep in a room that … Continue reading Do You Remember Us? – Part 3 Naming the past.

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Do You Remember Us? 2 – Mystical Dealings

Part 2 of Do You Remember Us? 1 – A Still of Bygones Lola utterly failed to loosen me up. In all fairness, her idea of loosening up involved shopping and the movies. A quarter into the rom-com she picked and I'd hitched a ride on the snooze train. Sleep promised refreshment but instead propelled me into a maze of confusing dreams … Continue reading Do You Remember Us? 2 – Mystical Dealings

Write, Damn It — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

By Tawni Waters Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. -Christina Rossetti For five years, I’ve lived on the road, earning money to support my travel addiction by writing books, freelance editing, and teaching writing. Between editing and teaching, I’ve read thousands of manuscripts and worked with hundreds of writers, […] … Continue reading Write, Damn It — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog

Do You Remember Us? 1 – A Still of Bygones

On behalf of women everywhere, I will admit that we entertain thoughts of murdering our best-friends at least once a fortnight. Of course, the frequency fluctuates depending on circumstance, hormones and self-destructiveness. This particular day presented me with the daunting challenge of suppressing the desire to strangle Lola since dawn. “Just let it go!” an exasperated … Continue reading Do You Remember Us? 1 – A Still of Bygones