“Get your head out of the clouds.” That’s what everyone and their mother always said to Lorenza. They protested her mental wanderings and railed against her absent-mindedness, believing that if they could only scold her hard enough, one day she would listen to them and return to earth. Continue reading Geode


Organized chaos was still order in its own way, wasn’t it? So long as the clutter was easy to navigate for whoever lived in it, there wasn’t really a problem. That was the least guilt-inducing way to think of the piles of papers, half-used pens, books, and cups on and around the desks in the dorm room. Continue reading Recycled


The man sighs as he pulls on his well-worn boots, cinches his long coat tight around himself, remembering the last time he received a hug. Shaking his head to clear it, he slugs out of his small apartment and into the bitter cold London streets. He begins to drag his feet forward as he wonders … Continue reading Retail

Maria Teresa

In 1943, England launched a series of air raids on Italy in hopes of defeating the axis powers. Certain areas of the country were left untouched, however my grandmother’s hometown was bombed two times during that year. She was only six years old when she had to help her seven siblings assemble a bomb shelter … Continue reading Maria Teresa