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

If You Love What You Do

CheneyLife Stories, Writing Challenges3 Comments

I got in trouble at work again this week and now I’m terrified that I’m going to be fired. I gave my boss an attitude. Again. I didn’t mean to. I’m always sorry, because I never mean to, I swear (and swore to him), but saying sorry doesn’t help in this situation, and now I’m facing consequences. He’s cut my … Read More

CheneyDaily Grind0 Comments

I really want to enjoy this weekend but I am not sure that’s going to happen. Valentine’s Day. Just another annoying holiday, as most holiday’s annoy me, cause I am a Negative Nancy and feel like holidays are just for reminding people who are alone how alone and lonely they are. I’m also super stressed because, you know, of course … Read More

I Heart Taxes

CheneyDaily Grind6 Comments

I’m a poor person, therefore I love doing my taxes. You’d think that would be the opposite, but it’s not. These are no longer the times of Oliver Twist, the paupers aren’t taxed to death. We that hover near the poverty line do okay at tax time, or at least, let me speak for myself as a single mother who … Read More