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...
The Diary

The Diary

Poppy’s wee face was lost in a mess of scruffy fur, her snores the only sound breaking the still of the bedroom. I peered around my bleak surroundings, at the boxes of my belongings strewn about the floor. Some of my treasured antiques would be left behind. But I...
You Are Never Too Old To Learn

You Are Never Too Old To Learn

So, the most often asked question is, “Maisie, how could you be married for twenty years to a man and not know you’re gay?” And my answer has always been, “I have no idea. I honestly don’t know.” I think back to my high school days. Was there any indication? Any hint?...
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...
My Own White Picket Fence

My Own White Picket Fence

As a child, I was naive. I thought my family was happy. And I was happy. Although I didn’t know the meaning of a ‘white picket fence’ life, every day was filled with laughter and adventure. I remember sitting on my sister’s lap, her strong legs pumping as she...

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