The Cat

Sometimes I miss my mom. Not my feline mom, the one who gave birth to me and my litter mates beneath the deck. I only knew her for about five weeks. I barely remember her. My real mom is the one who saved me from going to the Humane Society. My dad, the one who…

The Housewarming

I went to a party last Saturday. My friend Olivia and her husband bought a house in Tolbon. Tolbon is the city I used to live in. The city I abandoned. In another life. Several years have passed since then, and I've only been back a handful of times. Returning tends to be bittersweet. It's…

The Cowboy

We were playing one of those games. The kind that seem designed with the sole intent of breaking up friendships and destroying relationships. We really liked those kinds of games. The general premise of this one was about knowing your opponents. On their turn, the player would be asked a multiple choice question, and they…

The “Girl Code”

The first time I truly felt things were amiss was while on a group vacation in Montreal. I’d invited Sam on the trip myself, to join me, my boyfriend Felix, my best friend Chloe and a mutual coworker Aaron to watch a music festival. She’d wholeheartedly agreed to come. Chloe had even been upset that…

The Current

My 23rd year was kicked off with a tumultuous birthday weekend in Port Sable. Despite an amazing first night with three of my best friends, the rest of the weekend didn't go as planned. The first day, the day of my actual birthday, my boyfriend Felix arrived just in time to ignore me, opting to…

The Fight

The irony of my first major fight with my live-in boyfriend, Anthony, was certainly not lost on me. Oh no, even in the midst of the battle, I quickly recognized that I'd been thrust from my usual position of power, into a position of defense. Defense wasn't my strong suit. "I'm worried that it will…