The Affair

How the Zombie Apocalypse was a Door for My Broken Heart or What I Learned from the Walking Dead

Sobbing through an episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead, I watched as the man I used to know and love as Drew Carey’s cross-dressing brother deliver a monologue about PTSD. I know, you’re already wondering if I or someone I know suffers from PTSD. Let me clarify that I have never been in a war… Continue reading How the Zombie Apocalypse was a Door for My Broken Heart or What I Learned from the Walking Dead

The Affair

Elegy to Malefaction

Straight and true, my cryptic e-mail swiftly found its mark. On my doorstep within an hour, anxiety was radiating off his immutable face. I never realized how his emotions turned to stone during a crisis. You’d think he had been hardened by Medusa’s deadly gaze. I didn’t know how to react. Straight to the point I asked, “What happened?” I… Continue reading Elegy to Malefaction

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Girl with the Octopus Heart

I am the Girl with the Octopus Heart. Last seen cloaked in a filmy black shroud, I haven’t heard from my Little Ticker since it went into mourning. Heartbreak must be excruciating for the octopus who has three delicate hearts. Do they all break at the same time? Do they take turns with the stronger supporting the weaker? Maybe… Continue reading Girl with the Octopus Heart