I have a close friend, J, who has never met a mirror she didn’t like. When we were teens, and later in college, and her eye caught a reflective surface – a shop window, a car window, a mirror in a mall bathroom – she turned her head this way and that as she looked … Continue reading When you look in the mirror, who do you see?
My hair drifted around my head like it did when I was a little girl in the bathtub. I’d sink back underwater with my eyes open, tiny bubbles caught in my lashes, and the world would grow quiet but for the tinny gurgle of my escaped breath. My hair would swirl like a drop of … Continue reading Time travel to that perfect spot
This is my 20-minute stream-of-consciousness free write for Writing 101, Day 1: Unlock Your Mind. It is also an homage to writing longhand, which was how I wrote this: with pen and notepad, a tactile, heart-to-paper art form I hope will never die. WordCamp. It wasn’t a camp for writers, or even for word nerds. … Continue reading Streaming: Dispatch from a WordPress.commer