February 5, 2019

We listened to the police scanner and watched the large rats scurry along the banks of the polluted Tug River. On evenings that he was busy, I would use the disabled beer taps to serve my imaginary friends drafts during my interpretation of a tea party. I would slide t...

January 29, 2019

Shortly after the reunion, perhaps sensing the end that we had been slowly creeping towards for years was picking up a lot of speed, I sent her a letter, a legal pad, several pens and a stamped-return address envelope. In the letter I asked her to write down her story,...

January 22, 2019

I concentrated on bringing my baby into the world and shoring up my defenses so that she would never know about monsters like my dad. However, his words, “we are a lot more alike than you know”, would creep out of the dark corners of my mind.

January 15, 2019

When I woke up the next morning Steve had morphed from a ghost that I tried to avoid to a drooling, snarling monster that lurked around every corner and laid in wait under my bed. I picked at the white peeling letters of his shirt and dreamed of stabbing him through th...

January 1, 2019

At the ripe age of 15, I decided to bury anything about me that even flirted with an association to my parents.

December 18, 2018

The Christmas after my parents went to prison,some well-meaning church women delivered a box of food and presents to our dark, joyless house. I opened the door and was mortified. I threw all of my gifts away without unwrapping them.

November 27, 2018

There were two things that my mom, Starr, loved – beating my ass and Whitney Houston.

November 12, 2018

I've always wanted to come with an explicit warning! Check out my Bob & Sheri Oddcast podcast with THE Sheri Lynch. 

October 23, 2018

I try to remind myself that just because something hasn’t happened to me, it doesn’t mean that it hasn’t happened.

October 16, 2018

I audibly gasped when I saw the picture. It was a happy picture, one that was taken in one of my favorite places with some of the people I love and like the most in the world. However, the setting and the people blurred and all that I could see was my gut. It was hangi...

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