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New flash fiction in Uproot!

New flash fiction in Uproot!

I have a short short story—”Lonely Weather”—in Issue 5 of Uproot, a journal focused on “place, migration, and dislocation.” Mia walks west. She walks without stopping for rest, for sleep, for food, for water, because she is a ghost and feels no physical pain. The word echoes in her mind: ghost, ghost, ghost. She hopes...

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Miss Migraine: Shopping for health insurance

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. A version of this post appeared first on my blog of the same name on September 6, 2012. I’ve updated it with reflections and more experiences. When I was 26, my partner was laid off and we lost our health...

#FridayReads: Shirtless Bear-Fighter

#FridayReads: Shirtless Bear-Fighter

I was over at a friend’s house to watch hockey, and on my way out after the game I saw a copy of a comic called Shirtless Bear-Fighter. The cover depicts a shirtless man in raggedy pants with exaggerated masculine features (seriously, his feet are huge). I paged through it and saw that this was,...

Miss Migraine Gets Angry

Miss Migraine Gets Angry

The Adventures of Miss Migraine is an ongoing column about my life with chronic migraine. This post appeared first on my blog of the same name on November 21, 2012. When my husband got laid off in September 2012, we had to purchase our own health insurance (Note: This was pre-ACA). This was not an...

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Week 1 recap

Camp NaNoWriMo 2018: Week 1 recap

Although I’ve given myself permission to fail (better) at Camp NaNoWriMo, I’m actually doing pretty well! Here are my stats for the first 10 days of this 30-day writing challenge (not including today): Total words written: 7,024 Words left to write: 17,976 Average words per day: 702 Days without writing: 2 Mental breakdowns: 0 Emotional...