My Best Friend by Thoughtful Pop

topic: Best Friends She is my best friend. First, she was a crush. She would glide by, just above the floor, and I would fade into the walls. I could never have approached a woman like that. Not me. Not like her. But I sure looked forward to the moments when our paths would cross. … Continue reading

The Gift of Her Presence by TJ Alexian

Topic: Best Friends Last Christmas was the last time I saw Cathy. She was there, same as she had been for countless Christmases before that, sitting in my father’s den with a warm smile on her face and a blond wig on top of her head. The wig was a new touch, intended to hide … Continue reading

Canine Comrades by Jen Hurowitz

Topic: Best Friends In the past few months, my blog reading has escorted me to many posts about parenting. There may even be some Best Friend posts about children who are actually friends with their siblings. (Does this strange world exist?) I love to see kids who consider their sibling a friend; or even a … Continue reading

A Letter To My Brother by Lick the Fridge

Topic: Best Friends Dear Brother, Every day when I wake up and I come downstairs and see you playing with the blocks or reading books or sitting with Mommy in the rocking chair, I think how lucky I am to have you as a friend. And then I think of how it must be for … Continue reading

My Best Friend (It’s Not What You Think) by Mona Andrei

Topic: Best Friends As a writer I’m not exposed to many occupational hazards. Which kind of suits my personality since I’m not that good with pain (it hurts me). How I managed to have four kids, I’ll never know. It may have something to do with that part of the brain that makes us forget … Continue reading

Mommy by Amy Busse Perkins

Topic: Extinction It was evening. Dinner was done. The dishwasher lashed scalding water and soap at my pots and pans, and the kitchen counters were a crumb free zone—for a few minutes anyway. I stretched lazily across my bed wondering what chore I had forgotten or neglected, because surely I shouldn’t have the time to … Continue reading

A Sad Picture by Thoughtful Pop

Topic: Extinction “What’s that, daddy?” The glow from the monitor lights their faces. “Those are parts from old computers, Bug.” “Why?” “Well, computers break and then people throw them away.” She sits silent for a moment. “Why do they throw them away?” “Because they can’t fix them anymore, or don’t try, and then they buy … Continue reading

Extinction by K-Rock

Topic: Extinction “Please,” I said. “C’mon. Don’t say that,” he said. He paused. “Look, I have no intention of getting back together in the near-forseeable future. And, to tell you the truth, I don’t want anything serious right now either.” “Well,” I said slowly, “I’ve said everything I could to try to convince you. Just … Continue reading

The Dinosaurs by Alexandra White

Topic: Extinction “But where did they go?” my six-year-old son asks, with a mouthful of English muffin.   “Did they just die?” We are talking about dinosaurs at the breakfast table. My son is at that stage where he has lots of questions, many of which further highlight my own large gaps of understanding. When he … Continue reading

Moral Extinction by Mysti Reutlinger

Topic: Extinction Live has recently been chaotic. The type of chaos that radiates from every corner of the universe. I have found myself often wondering when the shoe would drop between my time spent writing a book, my current gigs, taking a site off the ground, and attempting to maintain balance in my home. That … Continue reading