The Psychotic Author

I had a conversation with my therapist…oh, a couple years ago now. About perspective and reality; I question both. Deeply and frequently. As an author, I very often put my mind into places that technically don’t exist and I can stay there for days at a time. By the definition I learned back in college, … More The Psychotic Author

Just Like Me

I recently took a vacation to southeastern Virginia. Williamsburg, to be precise. The July 4 weekend is my partner’s and my anniversary, and we decided we wanted to go do something. After a year and a half of being shuttered in the house thanks to COVID, we wanted out and to go have fun. We … More Just Like Me

Gossip Grenade

Smear CampaignsCovert predators spread falsehoods to slander your reputation and degrade your credibility to others…They may gossip behind your back, slander you to their or your loved ones, create stories that depict you as the abuser while they play the victim, and claim that you engaged in the same behaviors that they are afraid you … More Gossip Grenade

Trauma Poison

I do realize that I write about trauma very often. For those who don’t care or don’t connect with it, just leave this space blank in your mind. Move on to something else. Perhaps a nice cup of tea or something. This time, I want to talk about how insidious the trauma response is. I’ve … More Trauma Poison

Emergence

For those who haven’t read my “About Me” page, firstly: shame on you. Second, I identify as non-binary, but have been actively in the process of transitioning to female for about three years now. That’s hormone therapy and the whole nine yards. In this time, it’s not so unusual or frightening. So why announce anything? … More Emergence

Perspective & Identity

A while back, I posted a piece about the text-based adventure community I participate in: Improbable Island. In the eight or so months that I’ve now been playing this game/writing with these wonderful people, I have two characters that I use. And, as I’ve watched other players interact with them, I’ve come to understand what … More Perspective & Identity

Loyalty Check

Maelcum spun as a door slid open to their left, the shotgun ready. A small Eurasian in orange coveralls stepped through and goggled at them. He opened his mouth, but nothing came out. He closed his mouth. Case glanced at the monitor. Blank. “Who?” the man managed. “The Rastafarian navy, Case said, standing up, the … More Loyalty Check

Triggered

I’m going to talk about some…difficult material. If you need not to read this and move on to something light and fluffy, like funny cat pictures, I certainly won’t hold it against you. But you’ll want to do it now, because it’s going to get dark. For those who remain: I’d like to introduce you … More Triggered