Assuming the Fetal Position

In an exercise class full of athletic beefcakes, I am at their mercy. They could easily shatter my body with a single dodgeball, razing me to the ground in a heap of concussed panic, rendering me broken and paralyzed with fear. This has always been a typical gym class for me. Physical education is the… Continue reading Assuming the Fetal Position


Not the Picture of Innocence

It's not every day I get selected for a bag search by security. And, as a tiny little girl, I could get away with a lot more than I try to get away with. It's a good thing I wasn't trying to get away with anything the other night however, because I wasn't even able… Continue reading Not the Picture of Innocence


I Should Have Called Off Sick

Yesterday, families and communities across North America came together to hold hands and stare at the sun. Normally, this would be a dangerous activity, but yesterday was the first solar eclipse in 38 years. I had been anticipating my library's solar eclipse party since May, but nothing could have prepared me for the characters I… Continue reading I Should Have Called Off Sick


Eclipse Madness

Oh God. It's 10:37 AM and the phone won't stop ringing. I can't do this until 3 PM. I might have mentioned it before, but I work in a library. We are having a solar eclipse viewing party today at 1 PM. Our solar eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed at our party for people… Continue reading Eclipse Madness


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Reading the synopsis for this book, I wasn't sure I would like Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. It sounded like a meager fairy tale. Since the cover was beautiful and plastered with appraisals that made reading it seem worthwhile, I decided to take a gamble. Never let me into a casino, folks, because I will never… Continue reading Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones


Taking Candy from a Baby-Faced Boy

It was a day like all the rest. I sat at the front desk of my library and gazed longingly out the window awaiting entertainment that rarely arrived. Then you happened. You rolled up on your bike and skidded to a halt in front of the library's entrance, all but leaving marks on the sidewalk.… Continue reading Taking Candy from a Baby-Faced Boy