Love in the dark, and in the light that always shines

Love in the dark, and in the light that always shines

Love in the dark, and in the light that always shines Eleora couldn’t remember what she did yesterday, but she could tell stories of her childhood in excruciating detail. My daughter and niece sat next to her, holding her small hands in theirs. They looked like three young women about the same age. My Clara is 16, … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Community

Short Story Sunday: Community

Community Alexis was fortunate to have the acceptance and support from her family and community. She was much taller than most women. She’d had laser hair removal and surgery to soften her face. To soften her voice she’d taken voice lessons, including music lessons from a well known opera coach. She’d taken ballet lessons to … Continue reading

Perfection

Perfection

This is a story about my brother Max, first posted in 2013. A lot has happened between now and then. But more than that it is a story about trust, and frustration, and friendship, expectations, relationships, and love. Sort of. Nothing much is ever clean cut or easy. Juliette aka Vampire Maman Perfection First posted … Continue reading

Friday Political Thought

Friday Political Thought

On my alter ego Facebook page I have a feature called “Friday Political Thought.” I started it during the first Obama election cycle. People were getting nasty and ugly so I vowed to post kittens and things that would make everyone feel good, since political thoughts are rarely good. In fact most political thoughts are … Continue reading