Edna’s Ordinary Shift

The lights flickered on. Edna had never cared for the color purple, yet here it was, everywhere: splattered indelicately over every surface of the employee break room like a penitent party popper, draped purple doilies and purple pleather fighting with purple sponge in the sink containing dirty purple dishes. Edna sniffed, and flipped the switchContinue reading “Edna’s Ordinary Shift”

Home(r)

It’s raining.  I sit in bed, candles burning, heating pad turned on, thinking about Oliver Sacks and distortions in the brain.  It took me until approximately 5:30 pm to feel awake today. I wonder where this lethargy is coming from—do I need iron supplements? Am I anemic? Have I somehow acquired mono? I sleep 6-10Continue reading “Home(r)”

The Last Waltz With Academia Begins

Today was the first day of my last quarter of school. To say it is bittersweet would be an understatement.  I have always loved school, and loved learning. One of the highlights of my elementary school career was being “teacher’s helper” for Mrs. C. in 4thgrade. I got to deposit graded homework in all myContinue reading “The Last Waltz With Academia Begins”