Tunnel Vision

There are times in my life when things get especially hard, when the weight of the world crushes down on my shoulders, back and chest. When it gets hard to swallow and the tears threaten to break forth. When the world outside is cold and unforgiving. Now, feels like one of those times. It’s a…

This Too Shall Pass

Sometimes my brain feels like fire Sometimes my brain turns to mush Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning Sometimes I feel like I’m hushed Sometimes my mind turns to overdrive Sometimes my mind, I can’t trust Sometimes I feel like not talking Sometimes I feel like a bust But other times I feel like I’m…

Love in the Time of Hannibal

*** when in doubt, aka writer’s block, write what you know. And what I know is Hannibal*** Of all the television that I’ve watched in my day, not a single show has stuck with me the way NBC’s Hannibal (2013) has. For those unfamiliar, Hannibal, based on the characters by Thomas Harris, tells the story…

The Mind is a Terrible Thing…

I have this thing with writing. It’s a love/hate thing. It’s a good/bad thing. It’s that thing where you sometimes would rather stick the pen in your eye then stick it to paper. It’s also that thing that puts the blood back in your body after you’ve already lost so much. It flows through the…

The Light of Day

We bury ourselves in the light of day Slowly shifting deeper than six feet under When the falling night comes our way The only sound of encroaching thunder We bury ourselves nice and neat And wait for the rain to render our defeat

11 Blocks…

We’re all on our own journeys. But sometimes when your mind won’t stop, you just need to take a minute and listen to someone else’s story… 11 blocks from my door to your doorstep Three years later and it feels too close

An Ode to My Mad Fat Diary

In homage to season 3 of My Mad Fat Diary premiering Monday June 22nd, I thought I would write down everything I’ve learned from the past 2 seasons. This is one of the few shows that I’ve watched that has gotten through to the very core of my emotional soul. I have never laughed more, cried more,…

Reminisce With Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Weaving the Threads.” Shay wasn’t the sentimental type. Wasn’t one for keeping things for years in shoe boxes collecting dust in the closet. Wasn’t keen on writing things down to remember for years to come. As someone who was very familiar with disappointment, there was never quite a…

New York, I Love You

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “We Built This City.” I’d been enchanted by the idea of New York long before I moved here. In fact, I never thought I would actually live here. On my own. In any city other than Madison, WI. I never thought I would be this far away from…

Happily Unhappy

Unhappiness. I’ve found that it’s the one word that many people don’t wish to admit about themselves. And yet it’s something that we’ve all experienced or are currently experiencing. While reading comedian Nick Kroll’s interview with Buzzfeed News, the discussion turns toward the idea of obtaining success in the comedy world if you’re not someone who has…