The One Year Anniversary of the Las Vegas Shooting

I’ve been unsettled all week and I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then my Facebook memories showed me a picture of my husband, daughter, and I at the Imagine Dragons concert downtown. My body went cold, then hot. I started to panic. I couldn’t breathe. My heart was beating too hard, too fast, and irregularly. Two days before the … Read More

Beautiful In Your Tragedy

I was going through some of my old work. This is one of the first flashes I ever wrote, back in 2008. I had forgotten it, but finding it again makes me smile. It is only six sentences long.                                        Beautiful in … Read More

Death, Destruction, and a Beautiful Boy

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about death and destruction lately.  I grew up in a town that was rife with it, all of it.  People died in fires and mine shafts.  Car accidents and drownings.  Suicides and accidental shootings. There was a boy.  I knew him since before I could remember.  One day his best friend was killed in … Read More