migraines and nightmares

My mother says that she had splitting migraines when she was pregnant with my brother. A month of bedrest and cabin fever, one moment of a heartbeat fallen too far, a cesarean birth, and her head split open from the inside all the whole while through. I don’t think she had ever quite forgiven him … More migraines and nightmares

prayer for a paper

  Lord of all Letters, Let our words be worthy, our paragraphs perfect. Let no bibliography go un-checked; let the spellcheck be just. As the night goes swiftly on, Let the coffee be bitter to better betray our beds. Let us not have heart palpitations. Let us not over-dose on caffeine. May our evidence be … More prayer for a paper

protect the goalie

We left the school at five in the morning, hauling hockey gear. It was hours to Pennsylvania, and we wanted to get there early. A full Greyhound bus with only eight high school boys, a tired coach and me. I tried to read. The boys played video games and gossiped about people I didn’t know. … More protect the goalie

my mother

Note: This seemed too personal to share at first, but you reconsider. xoxoxoxo ~acb … I ask her what it was like, but she only smiles. At last, she tells me that I chewed on her shirt when I was first born, that the nurse said, “Hey! That’s a shirt!”, that I tried to eat … More my mother