“While writing this book, I learned a few interesting things about myself. Over the years, I spent a great deal of time primping and preening for dates, dropped an enormous amount of money on shoes, and didn’t realize until very late in the game that I was the poster child for what can only beContinue reading “Another Disastrous Date: Andrea Walker”
Constant Muses is a collection of poems and prose available tomorrow on Amazon. Thank you to my Kindred Spirit for turning my mother’s old photograph into a beautiful tribute.
Here I am, pulling into the resort, and I can’t remember passing a single landmark these last two miles. Mom hasn’t spoken at all since leaving the city beach. At least I didn’t hear her say anything. No, she’s just been smoking, riding along, and losing time of her own; wandering her corridors. She’s foundContinue reading “The Sun Still Does Shine (excerpt from Magpie in August)”
She has my head in her lap. Her fingers are raking through my sweat tangled hair; it kind of hurts, but I don’t want to pull away. All I need now is my little yellow plastic cup filled with apple or grape juice. I’m crushing ants with my thumb as they speed along theContinue reading “Where the Earth Starts to Slope (excerpt from Magpie in August)”
-5- OUT OF ORBIT I wish I didn’t want Dad back. Or you, little sister. It hurts too much to want. And it’s too damn hard to figure out which hurts me more, missing the dead, or missing the living; though I don’t know why it should really matter. What I do knowContinue reading “OUT OF ORBIT (an excerpt from Magpie in August)”