A Day On the Ice

I tighten the laces and feel the worn leather of the skates cling to my calves. "This is going to be ridiculous." Kathy pipes up. "The eight-year-olds are going to be waaay better than us." I laugh. LaQuisha, Kathy, Travis and Xander decided to put a Sunday to good use and go ice skating. We …

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What Happens When…

I strut down the hallway from Kathy's room. After a slightly stressful evening, I am keyed up to finish my homework and get to bed by one. I know, I'm a good college student. Harry Potter, the junior that ordained the "wedding" (and whom I had been crushing on as of a month ago), comes …

Friends and Snow Imbolc

I look out the window while sitting in our dining hall. The ground, already blanketed in white, is getting another layer. "This really is perfect weather for Imbolc." Kathy remarks. She gets several confused glances. It's something to do with Paganism...other than that, we got nothing. But it's not Kathy that explains. "It's the coming …

It Takes a Real Woman

Where you at? I scurry from the cold into our arts building. From the inside of my down jacket (thank goodness-- it hasn't left my body since coming back into this intense New York cold), I feel my phone buzzing. Finally, someone answering my text message. Second row, four seats in. I check my watch. …