True North

They say love works in mysterious ways, and I know this to be true. The love of my life woke me from my sleep last night. The alarm clock I usually keep next to my bed hasn’t been unpacked from our recent move, and I …

london fog

It was foggy the day I left for London. A thick blanket of low-hanging clouds swallowed the Blue Ridge mountains that surround my small Appalachian hometown that day and I couldn’t decide if it was a good omen for my travels ahead, or a foreboding …

Strawberry and Rose Meringues

strawberry & rose meringues

I didn’t even really like strawberries before that day. But, there they were on the table right in front of me, sitting ever so fetchingly in a small plastic Tupperware container practically begging to be eaten. Alright fine, I thought. I’ll try you. Before I knew it, I’d eaten the …

Dutch Baby

pray, tell

The hallway leading to the confessional seemed smaller that day. Stuffy, more narrow. There were a few glowing candles situated on a table at the end of the hall, as if they were intended to show us the way. I folded my fingers under the neckline of …

the cinnamon synonym

I drummed my fingertips on the kitchen counter as I waited. one-two-three-four. one-two-three-four. one-two-three-four. As the only light inside my otherwise dark kitchen, the hot coils inside the toaster slowly illuminated, morphing from a dull, matte black to the brightest of orange. I stood there and stared; …