A useless love- a connection or affinity that doesn’t fit into the plans of anyone concerned.

I sat by myself in the chapel at my school looking out the window as a duck floated along the pond while the Rabbi read through the prayers of Yom Kippur. I had very little energy having already started my fast the night before, but a voice in the back of my head (my mother’s …

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The time you were the most terrified- your knees were knocking, your heart was racing, you could barely stand to be in your own skin

It’s a Friday night and I’m driving up the highway with my two friends on our way to a party. We got the music on and we’re letting go of the stressful week and getting ourselves pumped up. My one friend and I had already started drinking so the other one drove. We’re about twenty …