Susie Sunshine ~ Why I struggle with fake positivity.

I started really struggling with depression in the summer of 2019. In December, it got significantly worse, and by January, my entire world fell apart. In those early days, I was a mess. When the kids were at their father’s, I would spend the entire weekend in bed, watching my ceiling fan spin (until that…

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I’m Published!!

So, a thing happened last week! I discovered flash fiction! These are generally short stories with word counts between 500-1,500 words, depending on which site you are visiting. I’d never heard of it before, but it appears I have an extensive collection of flash fiction stories I’ve written over the last couple of years. I…

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Friendship ~ Where are my people?

Last week I got into a disagreement with a long-time friend. While this in of itself was not unexpected, we’ve gone through periods of breaks before, the vitriol was. I realize that by now, we’re all crawling out of our skin. With the lockdowns, COVID, human rights activism, elections, non-stop lies from the former guy,…

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Text: Our connection to the world

We’re nearly a year into a pandemic that has compelled us to interact with our friends, family, coworkers, and strangers via the internet. We type our words across social media, instant messaging, email, and other online platforms. We’ve become so accustomed to it; it doesn’t occur to us to call our friends any longer. We…

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