When He Asked For Me Back

When he took me back

I remember as my parents neatly folded up the blanket I’d slept with all my life. I was heartbroken. I watched as they placed it on the top shelf of my closet, the shelf that no matter how clever I was, I knew there was no way I would ever be able reach. I cried. The night before had been the last time I was allowed to sleep with my blanket. They said I … [Read more...]

Looking for My Spartan

spartan male

All my life I was taught to “be nice.” Many times this meant biting my tongue, withholding what I really wanted to say, or not expressing how I really felt. Where did being nice get me? It got me doing a lot of things I didn’t really want to be doing. It got me telling untruths to make others feel better, and simultaneously feeling bad for avoiding … [Read more...]