The Translation

I was having a hard time. I was down in the dumps, stuck in a slump. Things weren't going quite the way I'd planned in my life. I was going through a move, a break up, loss of a friend and heart ache. My emotions were high, my mood was low and stress inescapable. I…

The Art Assignment

On the first day of 7th grade our teacher, Mr Sarabaldi, gave us a rather exciting art project. Well, exciting is a pretty generous word, but at the time, it really was exciting to me. He asked the class to creatively display our initials, on a standard sized sheet of paper, in any way that…

The Grammar Lesson

I shoved an invisible handout at my boyfriend Paul, who lay asleep in bed beside me. It really annoyed me that he was sleeping through my class! I shook him hard, and urgently, until he woke up. I watched him stir, blink and look up at me. It was time to start class. I climbed…

The Quarry

I grew somewhat anxious as my exboyfriend, Paul, drove down an old gravel road leading to seemingly nowhere. He finally pulled up to a small church that looked like it hadn't seen people in years and parked his big red pick-up truck in the empty parking lot. Something was definitely off. "It's about a 20…