Don’t Be Pretty – Be You by Thoughtful Pop

Topic: Communication The blast of color and light causes her to let go of my hand as we walk through the glass doors that magically open when we near them. Inside the store there is more than her eyes can consume. Her pace slows then speeds up then slows again. Flowers and paints and pictures … Continue reading

The Emergence of Daddy’s Little Girl by Lick the Fridge

Topic: Love Before I became a father, I had often observed that male friends of mine with daughters seemed to have that special relationship with their little girl that was somehow different—a relationship that is hard to describe, but one that is instantly recognizable as unique and beautiful. Their daughters were clearly Daddy’s Little Girls. … Continue reading

Someone Else by Alexandra White

Topic: Before Children There would be someone else here, Hank thought, shielding his eyes against the bright glare of this, as he stood for a moment between the rows, one arm leaning on the hoe. Finally, after the waiting and the false starts. After so many of Emma’s housedresses had been ruined with the rusty … Continue reading

Little Black Fly by Lick the Fridge

Topic: Exhaustion I’ve been having a hard time connecting with my daughter lately. She’s two and she’s been sick on and off for the last two weeks and she hasn’t exactly been the most pleasant person to be around. I say that as an observation not as a judgment. It’s not her fault. She might … Continue reading