Below is Part 11 of 23 monthly installments for Visitant. ◄◄ Read the prologue / introduction: Meet Agnes Person ◄ Read the previous installment | On The Dot Cross Words To celebrate the season, Agnes Person hangs two ornaments in her ears, dons a red plush suit, and ties her hair to the front like a white […]Read more "Agnes Person | Cross Words"
How to Sleep on Christmas Eve Tonight let us sleep like children on an unmade bed. Sleep at the table with your hand beneath your head. Sleep with your face pressed against the cold glass or on the floor beneath a braided rug, hugging your tissue box, finally consoled. Sleep through the clocks. Sleep through the […]Read more "How to Sleep on Christmas Eve: A Poem"
Today I turned 30. It’s been a good day–I’ve eaten too much, spent too much, and it looks as though now I’m about to say too much. On top of the day’s excess sits a hefty amount of reflection. I spent some time combing through my external hard drive, hell-bent on finding a photo from […]Read more "In Defense of the Slutty Costume"
I wasn’t always sure why I instantly started feeling pangs of dread when jingle bells creep their way into television and radio commercials. When Santa’s “Ho, Ho, Hooooo,” taints the ads and infiltrates my commute, I start to get bitter beer face. I’ve had this issue for quite a few years now. Really, since I […]Read more "‘Tis The Season to be Hollow"
Other than my house exploding from time to time, there are sometimes coincidences within our hearts that are less volatile, but equally remarkable and difficult to explain. Since it is the season and Thanksgiving is in a few days, of course it’s only appropriate to reflect upon my own family’s Thanksgiving stories and traditions. For […]Read more "Grandpa comes out of the closet every Thanksgiving"