I like to go on drives at night; quiet, peaceful strolls around the suburban neighborhoods.
Autumn leaves crunch under the weight of my old Sedan. I crack the window, and a crisp breeze cools my face. Pumpkin spice wafts from the kitchens of model homes, houses all painted rose and cream. This is a place where nothing bad happens, where a girl like me can live alone.
But even when the darkness falls, my hair rises with the static of a threat looming in the doorways of my home.
A presence that I know isn’t there—but then I look again.
Continue reading ➞ Read Me At Night — A Short Story
“Hi, my name’s Rebekah Koontz, and I’m a Jokaholic.”
“I don’t know how this came about—my…habit. I just can’t help it. But I guess that’s what they all say.” I look around the room. “We all say.”
The group stares at their shoes and nods.
Continue reading ➞ I’m a Jokeaholic
“Good Grief” by
Lotty Lolly Weston, Wilson Winston. Lolly Winston.
The name sounds so simple, and I have YET to say it correctly. It’s like when you forget how to pronounce “of”. Your heart says but it’s so easy and your brain says you’re just dumb.
I was really excited to read this book because I’m a writer, and it’s intriguing to find a book written about grief to be, “Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, struggles, triumphs, and plenty of midnight trips to the fridge…”
Mostly, I read this book just to see if Ms. Winston could pull it off.
Continue reading ➞ “Good Grief” by Lolly Winston — Book Review
I’ve been a part of this website called Teen Ink. They publish stories online, where they can be voted for and commented on and can even be published in the Teen Ink magazine.
Well, a few days ago, I submitted my story, “Forever And Always.”
Today, I got an e-mail saying my article has been VOTED #1 on the website! I think my heart fluttered.
I just checked, and now it’s in the #2 spot, which is a little disheartening at first, but still!
Please read it and vote. It’d mean a lot to me. Maybe if it gets enough votes they’ll put it in the magazine!!