Girl walks into an art studio

I meant to submit this to Man Repeller and completely spaced the deadline. Here’s my best feel-good story. So, there’s this guy. Okay, so he’s at least fifty years old. And no, nothing romantic. But he sends me emails about twice a week. They’re short, typically no more than a few sentences. But inviting, alwaysContinue reading “Girl walks into an art studio”

The greatest love song I barely heard

I wrote this back in February. I submitted it to Man Repeller’s Writers Club contest. The prompt was, “Tell me a great love story.” It didn’t get published. I’m going to publish it here now. It was Adam’s turn to sing. Adam hadn’t performed in front of us once all semester. He had severe anxietyContinue reading “The greatest love song I barely heard”

How to make the most of your mistakes

Originally published on Bivy.com Ever been on a hike where you didn’t pack enough water? What about food? Have you ever completely forgotten a tent on a backpacking trip? I’ve done the first two. My father-in-law did the last. But he and his family owned it like beasts. Here’s what happened. The initial plan wasContinue reading “How to make the most of your mistakes”