The Vegas Shakedown

I was sitting in a chair on Sunday a week or two ago while my friend Bee was deciding which frames to use for her art prints while she was decorating her new house. I’m not a big art person.  I can’t stand when people ask me to attend art shows. I hate having to […]

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Three Parts of My Heart

I am losing three friends to horrible circumstances. Two are rapidly dying from cancer, and the other one has voluntarily placed a bull’s-eye on his back.  Even though both of my friends that are dying from cancer are in massive amounts of pain, they are handling their situations in different ways. One of them is fighting valiantly and keeping us updated by social media, […]

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Welcome to Austin!

Welcome to Austin, Texas! You just moved here? Allow me to fill you in on some helpful suggestions to get you acclimated to your new life. Don’t even try and say that you’re just passing through, because the minute you entered the famous Austin city limits you’ve already racked up enough debt that you’ll never […]

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With My Depression

My depression looks like dark rooms with the curtains closed, and the lights turned off. The darkness lets me pretend that the unfolded clothes, overflowing trashcans, and full sink of dishes that I don’t have the energy to place in the dishwasher mere inches away don’t exist. From the outside my depression looks like a […]

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Right on Time

Who would leave their patio door unlocked in a neighborhood like this? I’ve been watching It for weeks…coming home drunk and alone. Parking in Its spot so crooked as if It wants any spectators to know just how drunk It is. Almost every night It stumbles up the stairs and drops Its keys, blearily checking […]

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My Addiction is Heartbreak

Hello. My name is H.M, and I’m an addict. I think ever since I was a little girl that I was meant to be heartbroken.  I remember being 6 or 7 years old imagining my heart being broken to different songs I’d hear on the radio, and daydream about how it would all happen. My […]

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Paying the Piper

It’s no secret to any of my close friends or acquaintances that I’ve led a very indulgent lifestyle. I drank too much, I smoked too much, I ate too much, and I barely got any sleep during the time period of early nineties until about 5 years ago. I don’t regret it, although now it’s […]

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Crazy Cat Ladies

At a wedding reception, when a single woman is there alone, it’s very obvious that she’s alone because there are couples everywhere at wedding receptions. When you’re young being at a wedding reception alone that means guaranteed good times ahead. When you get older and are single at a wedding reception, people start to notice. […]

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