“A Pleasurable Ailment” and “Cheers to Melancholy, Celebration, and Nothing at All”

A Pleasurable Ailment I quit smoking, so I went to the store to get some strawberries. This morning my usual stumble was replaced with an electric…


To the Women Whose Names Start with the Letter A

“For the first five years of my life, I was a nudist,” is what Adelaide’s opening line of her college application read. I wish I could have thought…


“Tessa’s Marionette” and “The Liar’s Bench”

Tessa's Marionette She doesn’t paint her fingernails like I still do. Her band aid covered hand slithered across the cheap ink in my arms. I always…