AWP14

Those who didn’t venture near the Washington State Convention Center in the last four days are likely unaware that over …

Rules

Must the Gun Always Fire? (And Other Rules of Writing) was the theme of Friday night’s Hugo House Literary Series …

Elevation

They say that, to remedy a fear of heights, one should concentrate on looking left and right like windshield wipers. …

Risk

Picture this: TSA agents staring slack-jawed at monitors, screening for dangerous weapons like guns and suntan lotion in bottles larger …

Infrastructure

When was the last time you flushed a toilet and wondered where the contents went? We don’t give much thought …

Vacancy

Today, my friend Kim leaves Seattle to return home to Ohio. It felt important to talk on the phone one …

Girls

For only children, friends are everything. When I was young, I wasn’t able to articulate this –I didn’t necessarily call …

Clocks Fall Back

Witches Hazel arrived just before shift change, wind-blown and disheveled. She tossed her broom into the corner, startling Nicodemus, who …

Economy

At the end of my junior year at university, I acknowledged two facts whose existence I had struggled to shrug …

The Corner of Bitter and Sweet

When fall comes early, it throws everything off — or maybe it just highlights things that a person isn’t prepared …

Servants and Leaders

One of a 72-person cohort, I spent the past week wrapping my head around the concept of servant leadership in …

Yo no hablo español…todovía

Hello everyone. It’s been a while. Despite what you haven’t seen, this summer was productive for writing — I wish …

Fairy Tales

Encouragement Once upon a time, a young woman named Gabriela asked advice from her wise friend, Bonnie. It came at …

Slapstick

Despite my wacky and ribald personality, my go-to style of writing often lists into the maudlin and the serious. I …

Juneuary, Part Two

As I peered over the open hood of my car a few Sundays ago, I thought of the furnace-days of …

Thank You

This post is all but written for me in the two minutes of unfortunate comedy provided by Amy Schumer. Watch …