Wildfires and Prisoners: a Cinderella Story or Just Plain Ole Exploitation?

Recently, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) tweeted about California prison inmates being used to fight its wildfires, which have been some of the most-life-threatening in history. The post reads:…

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Assignment: Julia

Caleb leaned back in his chair, taking a slow sip of his cooling coffee. It wasn’t the best he ever tasted, but he wasn’t really at this crummy diner for its mediocre beverages. He surreptitiously watched her from behind the…

Goodnight, Tobias

Another night spent on another assignment. I don’t want to go out tonight. It’s cold, dark, rainy. Kind of suits how I’m feeling about this latest assignment. Nothing about this is new, but I dread it more and more every…

Falling in Love

Caleb looked around nervously. Julia was on her way to meet him. He had promised her a picnic on the beach, but he felt like he just might be sick from the nerves. He knew he had to tell her.…

My Precious, My Notebook

I never really know what to do with these things – if I’m being honest. I’ve been charmed by the concept since I was a little girl, long collecting beautiful notebooks found in random bookstores and pawn shops and Walgreens…

I Met Someone in Thailand Today

It’s balmy tonight. I’m talking 90 degrees at 22:00 hours. But it isn’t that oppressive, don’t want to move, kind of heat. No, it’s the sensual kind. The kind that makes your cheeks flush and your collar bones dewy .…

How to Finish That Creative Project You’ve Been Putting Off

Side hustles are the new thing. Plenty of millennials have begun seeking more than just the traditional 9-to-5 job, hoping to translate their passion into some sort of additional income. Many call this the side hustle; something you do under…

Aretha, Aretha

Another musical legend is gone. On August 16, the news dropped that Aretha Franklin made her transition at 76-years old after having suffered from pancreatic cancer. Even though the news wasn’t sudden, it was still daunting, the impact reverberating as…