naked without concern

He told me to stand tall and to make it look natural. But I slouched hard. He told me to walk with my hands in a fist, so I could look tough. But I walked with my hands limp and freely. He told me to sit against a wall with one leg up. But I never s...
(Art by Becca Lazo) Thoughts are endless and needed, but focusing on something for too long can either drown you or make you understand something (whether it is something you feel is important or something you don’t want to worry about but do any...

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You wake up everyday wanting more but you are not doing anything. You search for the most memorable moments that should not come from searching. You want what you see. You crave to feel alive. You want to feel like everything in your life is goin...
“It’s a woman’s birthright to be attractive and charming. In a sense, it is her duty…She is a bowl of flowers on the table of life. The quote above is the first text we see in the opening of Always Shine. It is from Secrets of Poise, Personality and ...
Day, at a park. He was always cold, even when it was seventy five degrees. He always wore a huge cart hart jacket, and a ball cap hat that cast a shadow over his face. Prettier at night. Prettier at night. Night, he wore very little, but only beca...
“It took God six days to create the universe. You should be able to get your act together in five." Little Sister is about a young nun named Colleen, who is avoiding all contact from her family—until her brother returns home in Asheville, NC. From ...
I feel most insecure about new relationships. Do I have anything that relates to this person? Am I good enough for this person? Will we be on the same page? Social interaction will either lead to nothing or something but taking the chance will make yo...
His hair was long and wet from a shower he must have taken. I examined the waves in his hair, they were like ramen noodles. He ordered a black coffee and waited in a brown chair next to the trash can. His outfit was color coordinated brown and the ...
“Let me tell you a story…it’s about a girl. She does something unforgivable. She goes to apologize but she loses her nerve, she lies to him. She thinks she might be able to make his life a little bit better." On the night of the discovery of a duplic...
This is an account of a dream I had the night of February 26th, 2017. I was in my room relaxing. The night seemed very dark. No one was around in my house for some reason. I looked out the window at the sky, it was very dark and cloudy. Out of nowh...