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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

– Maya Angelou

Room at the Top

The clouds glide by and wind rushes across my face. The tree tops are below and freedom is above. My soul expands into the blue room and I leave my weight behind. “Ms. Martinel,” a voice says. The clouds recede and the trees retreat. The metal window frame limits my world and broken glass crunches…


A child that doesn’t fit gender norms. What is a norm, anyhow? A teen trying to be comfortable in their own skin. A young adult starting on their own. An adult certain of who they are. They are all you (maybe even me). Our past and present shapes us and our future gives a glimpse…


I look in the mirror. Must look great, on stage in front of everyone. The pants show off my waist and the skirt shows off my legs. Neither one helps my butt. I hate my butt. I choose the skirt. I do my hair and nails and walk into the kitchen. Dad is waiting for…

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On June 27, 2021 my short story Imago Delinquents was accepted for publication at Teleport Magazine!

On March 13, 2021, my short story How to Survive in the ’30s was accepted for publication with the Alpha Female Society! Please stop by and have a read.

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