Poisoned Tea

Like the façade of his house, the man’s kitchen, den, and all rooms visible to Denver exercised the same modern, monochromatic palette of white, gray, and black, with little to no color forcing its way in, save for a small green succulent in a terra cotta pot on the counter, alone in its marble desert.   … More Poisoned Tea

Through the Black Door

She was often disappointed. With the endings of films, with her relationships and all of their lackluster trimmings, and most often with herself. Yet this one shining moment, against all odds, was not to be filed away with the cancelled plans and regrettable plot twists.   The door opened with the attitude of a student who … More Through the Black Door

The Sublime

There was an almost painful quality to their beauty, which she found all the more surreal up close, with color that burst and appeared to run liquid. Gazing directly at them from above, she was instantly drawn in by their complexity of hues- plums ringed in fuchsia, sunbursts circled with coral- as if they had … More The Sublime

Chapter 7

      Chapter 7        The house was ringed with the most exquisitely beautiful flowers Denver had ever seen –orchids of a wild and unfamiliar variety. She wasn’t altogether unfamiliar with the flower. She had regrettably killed a couple over the years and so now resigned herself to admiring most plant (and … More Chapter 7

Procrastination, Writer’s Block, and Other Things I Medal In: How to Beat Self-Sabotage

It’s perverse human nature to put off what you should be doing. But what about when you put off what you want to be doing?  My personal reasons excuses vary from sleep deprivation, mental laziness, Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, Trump, a 48% increase in my business from last year, and self-(mis)diagnosed Seasonal Affective Disorder (because … More Procrastination, Writer’s Block, and Other Things I Medal In: How to Beat Self-Sabotage

Thank Your Teachers

As you sit anxiously (not eagerly) watching the days of summer vacation dwindle away to nothing, thank your teachers. I know you have yet to meet them, or if by chance you have met them, to interact with them in any real way yet, but thank them nonetheless. You may not have given them more than … More Thank Your Teachers