Words of Women Recommended Books For Quarantine

Unlike most people who traveled home for quarantine, I have my entire collection of books with me. Of course, this was by sheer accident, or rather, coincidence. I moved home three weeks before the news of COVID broke. In the six weeks I’ve been back, I’ve unpacked twelve moving boxes, all of them containing the […]

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My Days of Judging Are Over

It was noon-ish. We were eating at the bar in Greenpoint. I hadn’t seen Jess in at least sixteen months. The last time we were together she said she was going to get a master’s degree in Anthropology. She’d lamented that she’d have to ask her parents for money. I always loved Jess for this. […]

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Breakdowns in London: Rules For Building Strength

It was raining. It shouldn’t have been, but it was. She said the tube always gets crowded when it rains. She usually loved the rain. Gray days made her calm. Today, however, she felt the clouds in her throat. It had been a few months since she took the job at that marketing company. For the […]

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Living in Transient Periods

It was summer and I’d just moved to New York. I found a room in the West Village I could sublet for a month. It was out of my price range and moving again after one month was impractical but after seeing it I couldn’t leave. I was scared and alone and this apartment felt […]

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