The Pride

Red moved in with me and Ant at the end of July 2017. From day 1, he was both courageous and easy going. He came to us with marble blue eyes contrasting with his fluffy black fur. He was so tiny that we suspected he was just slightly too young to be taken away from…

The Speech

Drew Nodar walked up to the podium summoning all of his courage. He'd been dreading this moment throughout the whole wedding. The whole week. Month! In fact, he'd been dreading this moment since Stewie Goode had informed him almost a year ago that as his best man, he would have to give a speech. Now…

The Little Things

On a Friday afternoon, at the end of a long week, my 20-year-old Colombian student, Carmelo, approached my desk after class. He was twisting backwards to put on his winter coat as he asked, "do you know Ant?" The sound of his name alone made me smile. I clarified, "do I know Ant? Like, Anthony,…

The Hospital Visit

Rain drizzled persistently on the windshield, the wipers struggling to clear all of the drops. Long streaks of water curved along the glass, blurring the red brake lights ahead of me. They contrasted fiercely with the pitch black skies. The moisture on the ground created a mirror effect on the concrete, completely concealing the lines…