Meant to Be

Last Wednesday night, shortly after 10PM, I was forced to take a detour on my way home from work due to the endless amount of construction that swarms my pocket of PA this time of year. So, I turned off of my usual route and embarked upon the back way home. I made a turn... Continue Reading →

Nightmares

When I was a kid, I occasionally had nightmares - as I'm sure most folks have had at some point in their lives. These typically consisted of scenarios I was actually afraid of, like falling from a great height, encountering a shark in the depths of the ocean, being locked in a small, dark room... Continue Reading →

The Middle

Recently, the mid-twenties doldrums have been bogging me down. I feel as though I am not where I need to be, but I lack the courage and confidence to get myself there. But those thoughts of "Get it together!" get drowned out by fear of failure and doubt in my abilities, a dark cloud consuming... Continue Reading →

Allergies

Friday evening, I worked until 7PM and decided to do some grocery shopping on my way home from work, so I wouldn't have to contend with weekend crowds. I generally loathe grocery shopping, so I ensure I get in and out as soon as possible. The whole "scan it" and bag your own stuff revolution... Continue Reading →

Mother Nature

Mother Nature chose to celebrate the coming of spring in an unusual way, here in the northeast. She did not bring us flowers, birdsong, or gentle showers and soft sunlight. She brought us a storm. A long one, at that. Thus, my tiny pocket of PA found itself buried in a little over a foot... Continue Reading →

Lucille

One of the proudest days of my academic career was being placed in the "advanced" group after a reading assessment in first grade. As such, I was permitted to read books marked with a daunting "5." The most challenging books set aside for young, aspiring readers - the first small steps on the way to... Continue Reading →

Lacuna

(Thought I'd share a short story I wrote several years ago and only just stumbled across.) Lacuna by: Allie Frost          Café La Bréche was unusually busy for a Thursday morning. Outside, beneath the bright yellow awning, every table was occupied. To foreigners, the café advertised ‘Paris in a cup,’ but to... Continue Reading →

The Dolphin Statue

Every day, on my way to work, I pass a house with a dolphin statue featured proudly in the front yard. It's a curious thing. I'm pretty sure it's made of wood. It's cute, and the dolphin looks friendly. But most of the time, when I glance out the window at it as I drive... Continue Reading →

Scary Neighbor Lady

A few years ago, the trick-or-treat night in my neighborhood fell on an evening in which my last college class for the day ended at 6:30 PM. I lived alone at the time, and, as bad as it makes me sound, I had no interest in participating in trick-or-treat. I usually just turn the lights off so... Continue Reading →

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