Category Archives: inspiration

The Zombie Teacher


The following is a bit of flash fiction I’ve had in a notebook for a while. Since yesterday was Teacher Appreciation Day and because I just gave my last final of the semester, I’m sharing it. I hate to explain … Continue reading

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A Lovely Redemption


I have decided that I have been using the word “lovely” in a sardonic sense far too much lately when scooping up my Kelly Dog’s lovely poops when dealing with the lovely pleasantries of unpleasant people, and when massaging that lovely nervous … Continue reading

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Missed Chances, Coming Back Around


I missed the eclipse a few nights ago because I was cleaning up a mess my dog made. It wasn’t a critical or toxic mess, just a toy ripped into such small pieces that the stuffing looked like molecules. I had been … Continue reading

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Live Fast; Die Young; and Look Like a Zombie


Live fast; die young; and leave a beautiful corpse. I may not have said that before, but I’ve been living it. What a shameful thing, to destroy one’s body in pursuit of happiness. And here I was, watching the results of that … Continue reading

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What’s a Princess Anyway?


When I was really little, I studied Disney cartoons with a fierce curiosity. Convinced that they contained within them the secret to becoming a princess, I watched them religiously. I determined that the only true qualification (besides being born into royalty … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name: Or you Deserve an Explanation


If you haven’t figured it out, my parents did not choose to name me the unfortunately masculine name that heads this blog; thus, preventing the ruination of my life forever. Nah, instead they chose to call me Opal which is … Continue reading

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In which Chuck Greenberry Loses all Her Followers


I have done a thing I strive not to do: I have written a public letter to a politician, and, in so doing, shared my opinions. Gasp! I have tucked the letter nicely below to share because this subject is one … Continue reading

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