Day 1: Birthday

Your birthday. A day where, for once in three hundred sixty-five days, covers are thrown open eagerly in anticipation, non low-fat ice cream is devoured without a single glance at the calorie count, and age is disregarded as “just” a number yet also a very important number worth repeating a multitude of times within the […]

Sunrises

Everything reminds me of her. The sweet smell of tulips, pastel colors of the rainbow, the early songs sung by the birds every morning. Each of these simple things remind me over and over again how life is no longer worth living without the person I love the most – my mother. She changed me […]

Being Forgetful

Ugh. Going to a new school was going to be such a bummer. She glanced around the classroom, tapping her foot nervously, trying not to fidget. Her eyes unconsciously traveled around the room, observing her soon-to-be classmates. After what seemed like an eternity, the clear sound of a teacher’s shoes on the hard tile jerked […]

Priorities

He ran towards her, his arms outstretched, his eyes worried. She smirked knowingly, her bag flung over her shoulder, her ponytail half loose. His sneakers were wet from the sidewalk puddles, but at the moment, he didn’t really care. A backpack lay in the grass, a bluish lump, thrown aside carelessly in the excitement and […]