If You’re Hungry and You’re Useful

CheneyFiction4 Comments

It’s been a long time since there have been full shelves at the supermarket. Last week the town ran out of gasoline, and the houses that had been lit by generator lights at night have gone dark. Now, when a car drives through the middle of town everyone stops what they are doing to stare, and I am betting that … Read More

Modern Life By the Numbers

CheneyLife Stories, Poetry4 Comments

I am twenty pounds heavier than last year and ten pounds heavier than I was the first time he told me he loved me. There have been four men since him, and six new apartments. Two roommates, two cats, and one child. Leaning into thirty-five, those numbers are scary. They seem small in the scheme of things when the scheme of things includes light … Read More

Just Like This

CheneyPersonal Growth0 Comments

I’ve been spending a lot of time alone lately, and spending a lot of that time trying to figure stuff out about myself and make myself better. Does that sound weird? It’s true. I think a lot of people probably have times in their lives where they really want to make some drastic change because they think it will make … Read More

She’ll Finally Understand

CheneyParenting, Writing Challenges4 Comments

A few weeks ago my best friend confided in me that she is pregnant. This didn’t come as a surprise, because she and her husband have been actively trying to get pregnant for a while now, but was exciting to news to hear. I felt immediate delight at the thought of getting to snuggle and sniff at some fresh baby … Read More