The Telling – Part 1

The Telling – Part 1

I glanced around the bistro. It overflowed with the lunch crowd, people talking, laughing, sharing good company, enjoying good food. Coffee, strong and rich wafted past our table. I loved the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. But today it just made me feel sick. I felt my...
The Telling – Part 2

The Telling – Part 2

Break It To Them Gently My hands shook badly and I thought I might throw up. I walked slowly down the hall and caught my look in the mirror. Mom’s words came back, “Maisie, you can’t lose any more weight! Your face is starting to cave in.” I leaned forward to peer at...
Over and over and over again!

Over and over and over again!

Coming Out ~ My Never-ending Story It began with my sister, Fionna. It was pretty easy coming out to Fi. She actually figured me out way before I was ready to tell. I think I gave myself away when I told her I was watching this fun new show…The L Word. Then I came out...
I Kissed A Girl

I Kissed A Girl

She gathered me into her arms and I felt her lips touch mine. The Kiss. How can I explain it?  Soft. Gentle. Different. And right. I did not want to open my eyes. I couldn’t. She kissed me with my eyes closed and she opened my eyes to my truth; awakening something...
Construction of a Closet

Construction of a Closet

When I realized I was in love with Jess, she was thirty-two and I was the ripe old age of forty-one. In school, much like me, she liked boys just like her girlfriends did. But around age sixteen, she realized she liked girls more. And for sixteen years she hid it,...
Dear Mom and Dad

Dear Mom and Dad

Dear Mom and Dad, When I was a kid you taught us the importance of family. You taught my sister and brother and I to stand up for each other no matter what and we took that to heart. When that bully on our ball team was going to beat up my little brother, Fiona and I...

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