#AtoZChallenge — T is for Trust

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Just in time! This story was inspired by a prompt on TheProse.com: “///// Nightdwellers ‘Beginning Line’ Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’” (Here.)

1274 words. Adult content, LGBT themes, and no marine animals were actually hurt for the writing of this story. Please leave a comment if you like what you read. 😊  Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge — T is for Trust”

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#AtoZChallenge — E is for Engagement

EMore in the spirit of both challenges I’m participating in this month, I’ve been scrambling to get this story written and polished since last night. This is not my strong suit, and I really need to thank my partner Musingtopieces and my Camp NaNoWriMo cabinmates for their feedback!

878 words. LGBT themes. 🏳️‍🌈 Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge — E is for Engagement”

Sunday Gratitudes #44

🔔 – Due to a paperwork error on a hastily handwritten section of a form, we were nearly disqualified from receiving a free 8 day dream vacation. But I stuck around arguing about it long enough that they let us have it anyway, along with the complimentary Wine Country tastings we’d also been promised. (All those years of being deeply embarrassed whenever my mom snapped at fast food employees who got our order wrong finally paid off!) I am so proud of myself for not being a doormat and giving in. 

🔔 – We’re doing a Christmas card this year!! I feel like such an adult. 

🔔 – I have all my Christmas shopping done. Never have I been so ahead of the curve and organized about gifts before. And most of them are already wrapped and under our tree! Adult achievement unlocked. (I got a gift app and that helped. I’m even under my expected budget!)

🔔 – One of my dad’s cousins and her partner are in town and they want to visit, no pressure no schedule no timeline! I love my immediate family but they make scheduling visits so complicated. This is refreshing and makes me feel special and calm and grown up. 

🔔 – For years I thought I was the only openly queer member of the family because my dad asked me not to tell my catholic grandmother. But the aforementioned cousin (Grammy’s niece) brought her partner to the 100th birthday party. I’m not alone!

🔔 – I have a haircut scheduled for Christmas Eve morning. My stylist seemed bummed about having to work that day, so I told her I’d bring her a plate of cookies. She seemed super excited! And this is only my second appointment with her, she doesn’t even know that my grandma makes like twenty different kinds plus barks and candies. 

🔔 – I wrote twelve days of Christmas love letters for my baby and made them all pretty. It’s going to be a very good Christmas and New Years. 💝 

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Monday Musings #3 – Disassembling the Closet

Heteronormativity is a topic I’ve been grappling with lately for my novel, because stopping to think about how pervasive it is breaks my brain a little bit. Picking the strings of heteronormativity from the world I’m building and my narrative voice is a challenge… Some things are just really hard to pin down and define when you’re entirely used to them.

So, after running across this LGBT Buzzfeed article by chance on my Facebook feed, I took some notes and attempted to organize my thoughts. These are my own views but I’m always open to more perspectives and input, so comments are very welcome. Continue reading “Monday Musings #3 – Disassembling the Closet”