Deadbeat

It’s been a year and half since I lost my father. Not literally anyway. But people don’t need to know that. People ask questions. And sometimes, most times, they are not ready for the answers. Even if they were, I am not. Not yet anyway. They don’t need to know that. There were no goodbyes.Continue reading “Deadbeat”

Home at last

I always thought that moving back home would be like in the novels I read growing up I thought there’d be a party with all my friends and family present to say Welcome and We missed you I thought we’d laugh and make jokes about the great times we shared before I left and perhapsContinue reading “Home at last”

Broken pieces and a contrite heart

There’s a moment in each person’s life when you let someone down – the last person in the world you want to let down. That one person. If you haven’t already let them down, I truly hope you never do. It is one of the most heart-breaking experiences in life. I would know… I justContinue reading “Broken pieces and a contrite heart”

One Star

I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once. – Hazel Grace Lancaster (The Fault in Our Stars) I wanted that. What she had. The love that happens to you against your will. The blind faith in another flawed being against your will Because no other option makes sense toContinue reading “One Star”

Happy New Year

When the clock struck twelve this morning, I was in an Uber, going up the dusty road that leads to my workplace. (I’m an engineer by day, an editor by night and a writer/waitress/manager/consultant/anything-that-pops-up in between.) I kept staring at the time willing it to slow down just long enough for me to arrive there.Continue reading “Happy New Year”