Category Archives: mental illness

HAVE A BAD DAY?

There are some days where nothing goes right. Where work piles up like paper stalagmites on my desk and I can’t catch up. Where my mouse dies and the TV pixelates on channel 6 so I can’t watch NCIS. Where I can’t … Continue reading

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Inkitt Writing Contest, FATED PARADOX

A few days ago, I was invited to enter a writing contest called “Fated Paradox”. The name was so intriguing that I pressed a noir story I’ve considered for a while, something quite different for me (no cats). I have … Continue reading

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BOLT HOLE

“Bolt·hole: noun. A place where a person can escape and hide: a safe or restful place: a place where you can hide or escape from something that is dangerous or unpleasant. Chiefly British. First known use, circa 1851” The first … Continue reading

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IF PAIN WERE PURPLE

If pain were purple or spotted or spikey, it might not be so easy to pass off as a figment of imagination. If you came into work with a bright mauve complexion or walked down the street encased in thorns, … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH STUFF

        Too much stuff. I write while I drive because too much stuff to do at home. Too much stuff on the list. The reading The hospice visits The foster cat Got to start another list. Too … Continue reading

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LUX: AN AFFIRMATION

In the desperate moments of darkness, between the joy of Lux and the sorrow, I wrote this affirmation. When I stuck by it, things went better; when I didn’t, I was lost. Nothing is perfect. The trip through anxiety is … Continue reading

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