• Emily commented on the post, butterfly 2 years, 1 month ago

    She couldn’t believe that she was just seeing the first butterfly of the year; it was already May. She wanted to chase it, to catch it, to hold it and just stare at it, a rare sight now but one that filled her memories and was so close to her heart. The first butterfly of the year– she hoped it would not be the last.

  • Emily commented on the post, jump 2 years, 1 month ago

    I jumped. Not off of a building, not out of a moving car, but I jumped. It was one of the biggest moments of my life.
    After not being able to move my legs for months, such a simple action felt like I was flying– I could have jumped an inch off the ground and still felt like I was floating on some amazing cloud.

  • Emily commented on the post, steak 2 years, 1 month ago

    “You really want to eat steak again?” I asked, blinking a few times involuntarily. We had just eaten steak a few days before and– we both knew– we couldn’t afford to eat twenty dollar pieces of cow more than a few times a year.
    “Yeah, think of it as a sort of celebration.”
    “A celebration for what?” I thought as I shrugged and picked up my car keys.

  • Emily commented on the post, sweetheart 2 years, 5 months ago

    “Here ya go, sweetheart,” the waitress said as she slid his breakfast to him. She chewed her gum loudly, waiting for a response, but the man continued to stare at his newspaper. She rolled her eyes a bit, guys like this come in every now and then, turned on her heels, and walked back behind the counter.

  • Emily commented on the post, deal 2 years, 5 months ago

    “It’s a deal then?” You shake his hand, knowing that you can’t come back from it once you do. You just made the deal of a century, of your entire lifetime, and yet you feel like a traitor for it. The words of your best friend keep echoing through your head: this deal would be made “at whose expense?”

  • Emily commented on the post, freeze 2 years, 5 months ago

    She felt herself freeze in place. She couldn’t even move her head to see what had come up behind her, but she thought she might be okay with that. Her breath started to pick up, started to appear like billowing clouds in front of her, and she realized what it must be.

  • Emily commented on the post, lawyer 2 years, 6 months ago

    He looked down at the stack of papers on his desk, sighed slightly, and looked out the window across from him. A chair could break through that, easy. One jump and the papers wouldn’t be his problem. One little jump and– a knock, a sigh. “Come on in”.

  • Emily commented on the post, leveled 4 years, 5 months ago

    She ran through the streets, jumping over holes and hubcaps, unable to stop until she reached the end of the path. The city had been leveled in front of her eyes and there was no telling if whatever did it would be back. She had to tell someone– she had to tell him.

  • Emily commented on the post, motivated 5 years, 2 months ago

    My levels of motivation have been horrifyingly low, to the point that getting out of bed almost deserves a full round of applause from the audience of my life (otherwise known as any unwilling spectators). Combating motivation monsters have become my only task, but when one is fighting against lack of motivation, what are they really accomplishing?

  • Emily commented on the post, veteran 5 years, 2 months ago

    She was a veteran of concealing her feelings while listening to others go on about theirs, a veteran of caring more for others than she had ever cared for herself, a veteran of suffering silently because she felt she deserved no more, and now she was going to become a veteran of being happy, of holding onto friends and letting go of negativity.

  • Emily commented on the post, repressed 5 years, 2 months ago

    She stared at her arm, not wanting to remember how she got that scar that snaked its way around her wrist up toward her elbow. She repressed her emotions and started writing again. It was the only way to get her mind off of the terrible things she knew happened to her. The things that she was pretty sure she brought on herself, and didn’t want to face.

  • Emily commented on the post, heightened 5 years, 2 months ago

    Her heart rate heightened, her palms began to sweat and she could sense something in her stomach that she was not used to feeling. Was she scared? Nervous? Excited? This was the same feeling she got when she woke up from a bad nightmare, but there was nothing to be scared of here. This was a happy event. This was a person she loved, holding her…[Read more]

  • Emily commented on the post, avoided 5 years, 2 months ago

    There was no time to run, he must only be avoided. She sidled along a wall in shadow, praying that the darkness provide cover for her enough. She did not want to be caught again, she could not be caught again. She was not going back to that.

  • Emily commented on the post, active 5 years, 2 months ago

    His brain was too active and there was nothing he could do about it. No meditation, no music, no book could keep his mind from traveling to the end of the world and then back around the other way. That was, nothing could stop his thoughts until he met her. She filled his mind and sent him back to a calmer place, a place where things were more…[Read more]

  • Emily commented on the post, grateful 5 years, 2 months ago

    “I’m so grateful,” she said as she gripped my back between her arms, crushing my ribs and constricting my lungs, but she didn’t care. All she was thinking about was that I was safe, I was not harmed, I was not harming myself.

  • Emily commented on the post, forefront 5 years, 2 months ago

    There was something special about being at the forefront of an entire country, being the person that every looks to for advice and for leadership. A country small enough to be run by one person and not be overrun by greed or inadequacy may seem like quite a small country, but she was happy to be the one in charge. She was making history.