Party Pooper


pirates-161803_960_720Andy couldn’t believe he let Liam talk him into dressing up as a pirate for Halloween. He much preferred passing out candy from the comfort of his living room, but Liam had insisted they do something different this year.

“I look like an idiot,” Andy whined, flopping down on the couch to wait on Liam. His boyfriend picked out the costumes, but maybe next time he’d think twice before giving him that much power. Liam tended to go a little overboard for holidays and he always ended up having to reel him back in. Continue reading

Dragon Me Around

dragon-1085225_960_720None of this would’ve happened if you hadn’t been born colorblind, so it’s your parents’ fault really. Sure, your cousin Millie dragged you to the party and shoved that huge bowl of popcorn in your face, but she didn’t make you eat it. As your thirst grew, you tried to remember what she’d said about the punch. Continue reading

Whispering Winds

pexels-photo-26298Kevin slept like a rock. As soon as his eyelids shut, they stitched together, and nothing short of a good eight hours of sleep could rouse him from slumber. The meds he’d just started exacerbated the fact that it took a stampeding marching band to pull him back up once he went under.

But some nights went awry.

Some nights, a gentle hand on his shoulder was all it took to wake him, and some nights, that gentle hand accompanied a harsh whisper in his ear.

“Babe, I think someone’s in the house.” Continue reading

The Great Pup-kin

dog-714861_960_720Daniel heard the front door open and hurried to get Rusty into position. The little fluffy ball of a Pomerania wiggled its hind legs as he struggled to squeeze them into the tiny hole he’d cut out in the top of a pumpkin. “You gotta work with me here, Rusty. Daddy’s home.” After a little huffing and puffing, Daniel managed to get Rusty’s torso stuffed inside. “Okay, now look cute.” Continue reading

Happy October!

owls-1461952_960_720It’s finally here!

October is my favorite month. I will admit I’m biased since it’s my birthday month. And then there’s Halloween, which happens to be my favorite holiday. (These may or may not be related.)

Regardless, I love October and I am giddy with anticipation for the joys it never fails to bring me. Pumpkin carving, haunted houses, dressing up in fun costumes, corn mazes, trail rides, sweater weather, presents. Candy! Continue reading