The first piece is a flash fiction inspired by Old Greenville and my great-great grandmother — she was a child bride, and I can’t seem to stop writing about her. The second piece is a prose poem largely inspired by my own experiences, but it speaks to the realities of inhabiting a human female body in general. Please be aware, while not graphic, both of these pieces touch on violence against women. I was told a third piece of mine would be published this month, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. I’m hoping I’ll get to share it with y’all next month.
January is usually the most difficult month of the year for me mental health-wise. It’s cold and dark and the holidays are over and the New Year pressure can feel overwhelming. But while I have noticed an uptick in my anxiety this month — perhaps in part because I chose to complete as many “adulting” tasks as possible before February — I also feel like it’s been the best January I can remember. Thank goodness for medication.
There’s more I could write, but instead, I’ll just encourage y’all to read my recently published story and poem.
Thanks for reading, the cats say hello!