Nature

Cobwebs

hummingbird in flight, facing the camera, its head cocked slightly, its wings a blur

The most important stories are often the hardest to weave. How do you know where to begin? An orb weaving spider begins in the center, doesn’t she? No. At a corner, and then allows a breeze to carry her from one anchor point to another, trailing silk behind her. That’s it. One corner is connected …

Heat of sun

The year is 1995. I am a senior in college. I have powered through my first three years, taking everything I could handle each semester, starting with advanced classes because I had tested out of the 101 courses. By now, I have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation and nearly all the requirements for my …

Boobs of Doom

I was bitten by a spider today. I expect superpowers any minute. Tiny superpowers, because the spider was tiny. But I expect them in my boobs, because that is where I was bitten. Ever since I befriended the spiders, they appear everywhere I go, no matter what time of year. They’re everywhere in my life …