Tag Archives: Annie

Still

“I’m really glad you came, Jess.” “I had to,” she stated plainly. “Imagine what you’re apartment would look like without me. Your interior decorating skills suck!” I almost smiled. “You know what? I did the most important room by myself.” … Continue reading

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To Take the Edge Off

Clickety-clack. Clickety-clack. She’s so infuriating. Clickety-clack. Through the day and into the night. Clickety-clack. Clickety-clack. Clickety-clickety-clack-clack-clack. I’m not crazy. I don’t know why they stuck me in here with her, brain-dead Mary the vegetable and her incessant clicking and clacking. … Continue reading

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Dead Things That Eat Me

I – One Potato, Two “What a stupid show!” Edge flipped the TV off and tossed the remote on the table in disgust. “I can’t believe you made me sit through another entire season of that crap!” “No one screwed … Continue reading

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Splash

I was six when Nana first rescued me from the mundane world of the concrete. Other kids got their stories about fairies from Peter Pan and Fern Gully. I got mine from the nasturtium in Nana’s garden. Nana died when … Continue reading

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Truth and Consequence

“Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie.”                                  ~ Russian Proverb I hate the sight of blood. It makes me nauseous, so … Continue reading

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Time in a Bottle

“Mama! You need to start drinking coffee,” Annie insisted loudly as she burst through the door after tennis practice. “Coffee stains your teeth,” Mama replied quietly from her spot in the lounge, ” and God save the world if you … Continue reading

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The Best in All the World

“What kind samwich is Tufi make for you?” asked the small man behind the counter. “Whatever is, I make it for you best in all the world!” I held back a giggle. He wasn’t more than a few inches taller … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup

I have on my desk at work a Chicken Soup for the Soul calendar. Me and a million other girls, right? What sets mine apart is it’s currently on August 21st. Of 2006. Yes, I know,  and that’s really nothing. … Continue reading

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Two for the Price of One

It all started with a cup of ants. That probably sounds like the beginning of another of my humor posts. I assure you it was no laughing matter to the poor lady who stormed in and slammed her coke* down … Continue reading

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The Morning After

I woke up alone in bed this morning. That’s not unusual. What’s unusual is that the bed I woke up in wasn’t mine. The pillow was too soft, but it felt good against my lazy head. At first, I didn’t … Continue reading

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