• Bridget Grace commented on the post, sisters 4 days, 12 hours ago

    She inhaled her laughter, trying not to draw attention to herself. Next to her, Emily was losing her cool, shaking silently, putting her fist in her mouth.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, stunt 5 days, 10 hours ago

    “This is a stunt and I don’t appreciate it.”

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, scuba 1 week ago

    She took a deep breath before she put on the mask, even though she knew oxygen would soon be flowing into her lungs.

  • She bent her head and puzzled over the words. “Inadequate?” “Needs more details?” She was baffled that his work wasn’t being recognized as brilliant. He was brilliant. Wasn’t he?
    She looked towards the ceiling. Oh no.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, ghosts 1 week, 4 days ago

    The presence was palpable. Even as the bar got fuller and the noise got louder, it was still obvious that they were silent, staring straight ahead, not doing anything but letting the whiskey burn their throats.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, starfish 1 week, 5 days ago

    She poked around in the sand, not really knowing what she was hoping to find. “She sells seashells by the seashore” ran through her head as she squinted into the rising sun and took in the day. She inhaled the salty brine of the sea in the morning.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, birds 1 week, 6 days ago

    She watched the flocks dip and soar over her and let her arms float above her head, laying in the soft grass, spread eagle and breathing deeply. She could stay like this forever. A shadow interrupted her thoughts as Jeremy stepped towards her and leaned down over her.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, starving 2 weeks ago

    She held her stomach and pouted. He laughed and rolled his eyes at her, “Okay, okay, we’ll go get food.”
    “I want it nowww.”
    “You are such a child.”
    “That makes you incredibly creepy.”
    “Shut up, let’s go eat.”

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, shoes 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    She felt joyful, starting in her toes. She felt put together for the first time in a long time. She could skip down the street if it was not horribly uncouth to do so. She rounded the corner and gained her composure as she passed the big windows in front of her office.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, shore 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    She heard the waves lap closer and closer. She hugged her knees to her chest and stared out over the horizon. It was good to be back. It was familiar. But there was a deep lingering perpetual sadness about this place. It was always going to be true.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, anthem 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    As the song played and stadium began to rise, she scanned the crowd. Something was not right. Something had happened. She had seen something but had not gotten a good glimpse at it before she had moved behind the pillar. The high notes of the song soared over the crowd as her heart sank.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, knives 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    She pulled out her block of knives and carefully selected a long bread knife. She held the bread gently as she cut slices out of it, listening to the crunch each time she hit the serration against the crust.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, dizzy 3 weeks ago

    She felt the room begin to spin as he walked in. Surely the presence of one person could not change the rules of physics so drastically that the ground became uneven in his presence. No one else seemed effected by the change, though.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, humorous 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    “You’re not funny.”
    “You’ve laughed at me in the past.”
    “Well, I’m not now.”
    “That makes the joke not funny, not necessarily me.”
    “I don’t think you get to be the one who decides that you are funny.”
    “Right.”

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, yoga 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    She inhaled and exhaled as best she could in unison with the group, but she could feel the anger building inside of her still. Focus, Kim, focus. Nope. Wasn’t working. She huffed out a breath and stood to take a break. No one seemed to notice, zen as they all were. Fucking posers.

  • She hit her head against the table and let it rest there. She inhaled sharply and let the air vibrate out of her lips in a sound of exasperation. Cindy ignored her completely, not even granting her an eye-roll of acknowledgment.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, staged 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    She crossed stage left and exited, exhaling deeply once she was in the wings. The scene onstage continued without a hitch. She watched, reciting along with it. She knew this whole show by heart, right, she had written it. But it was such a different experience being onstage during the show.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, beverage 1 month ago

    She opened the doors of the fridge and felt the cool air blast her bare skin. It felt so good. She stood there for a moment until a lady politely asked to get around her with her cart. She selected her milk and moved. She walked down the freezer aisle, just to get that feeling back.

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, beverage 1 month ago

    She took a deep sip of her drink as a diversion.
    “You haven’t answered the question.”
    She gulped, “Haven’t I?”
    The hubbub of the bar did nothing to abate his gaze from her face. She shifted uncomfortably. “No, you’re right, I haven’t.”

  • Bridget Grace commented on the post, scope 1 month ago

    The sheer size of it was hard to take in. She craned her neck upwards, getting dizzy as her eyes traveled over the branches to the patches of sky through the trees. She inhaled. The smell of the forest seemed to flood her soul, calming her almost instantly. She carefully lowered her gaze, coming back down to earth.