The Parking Spot

She pulled into the parking lot behind the building hoping to find a spot, but all three visitor spots were taken. She texted him, "hey, there's nowhere to park, what should I do?" A few seconds later, her phone lit up with his reply, "pull up to the front of the building, I'll come down."…

The Villages

When I walked to the local hardware store to pick up a replacement piece for my ceiling fan, I hadn't expected them to be open. I'd expected a routine curbside pickup. Once I arrived, I remembered that these stores were deemed essential businesses, and that I would actually have to enter the store to get…

The Boat Ride

I don't have a great memory. Sometimes my friends think I do because I post blogs based on memories. The truth is: all memories are fiction. Nobody can remember exactly what was because even what was, wasn't really uniform when it was occurring. Everything that happens is subject to each individual's personal perception of the…

The Bearhouse

When I was in my senior year of high school, I thought that I would become an elementary school teacher, despite the fact that I had had in my life, very little interaction with young children. To rectify this fault, I got the bright idea to apply to The Bearhouse, a store where kids got…

The Umbrella

It was a cold and dreary late September morning. Light rain drizzled from the grey skies. It's the only kind of weather that makes me hate walking to work. "Can't we just call an Uber?" I whined to my boyfriend, Ant, as we exited the building and stood under the front awning. "Nah, we don't…

The Anniversary

The anniversary of my first date with my boyfriend Anthony was a day dedicated to commitment, love and that happily ever after ending. But not our own. A coworker asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding, which just so happened to fall on the same day. It wasn't a big deal or anything,…

The Match

The first time I downloaded Tinder, it was just out of curiosity, to see what all the hype was about. At the time, it seemed like everyone who was single was using it. I myself was recently single too, but I was quite committed to staying single for a while. I’d spent a long time…

The Dummy

Workout Wednesday reared its ugly head again one cold mid January afternoon. I reluctantly laced up my brand new red and white Adidas running shoes and slipped on my winter coat. Through the solid glass design on my front door, I could see my best friend Cynthia Bermudez's headlights in my driveway, waiting for me.…

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…

The Cop

Red and blue lights flickered in my rear view mirror as I drove home from work one evening. I felt a pang of pity for the driver being pulled over, but I reasoned that they probably deserved it. People in Bridgewood were terrible drivers. It took me a good 30 seconds before I realized that…