The Cruelest Joke

You know that feeling? The one where you wake up at 3AM and just know that you're about to be in some sort of intestinal distress? Just me? Okay... well, it's not a comfortable feeling. It's the kind of thing where it feels like things inside your gut are doing flips, even though you know … Continue reading The Cruelest Joke

Parting Gifts

I had the hardest time sleeping the other night. I feel like a lot of stories could start that way. Though, most of them would be really boring stories... I had the hardest time sleeping the other night. I tossed and turned in my bed. I couldn't get comfortable. That shadow on the wall looks … Continue reading Parting Gifts

In the Still of the Night…

I can't sleep. I don't have nights like this very often these days. Once upon a time, I dealt with insomnia like it was my job. And I blamed it on my job. That's because, once upon a time, I worked as a night-time residential counselor at a group home. Part of the job involved … Continue reading In the Still of the Night…