Opening Lines

Not very long ago, writing buddy Krystal wrote a post with the opening lines of her older writings and they were raw and often hilarious.Recently, as I've been going on a cleaning binge, I piled a lot of writing-related stuff in one place.(Note: should I ever warrant it, those things would probably comprise "my papers.")It's … Continue reading Opening Lines

Passing Books On

As a budding history nerd and confirmed bookworm, little Sunflower Michelle read (in this relative order):--a series of paperback (I remember the covers were blue) biographies of historical figures. There was JFK, from boy to man. Abraham Lincoln. Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. Benjamin Franklin. What the hell was the name of that series anyway? … Continue reading Passing Books On

The Volcano

When I was six years old, I climbed a volcano.I should probably explain that. When I was six, my mom and her parents and I took a two-week-long trip to Japan. It was my first time there. Among the many stops we made were to visit my grandfather's family in Shimabara, which is here on … Continue reading The Volcano