She flaps her wings and melts into the horizon. It’s freezing here. I can feel my blood coagulate. It probably looks like strawberry jello on the inside.
Another guard sits in his high tower like an angry demigod looking over his creation. A few women and children in their blue and white striped uniforms and shaved heads stare vacantly at us. Their eyes are like little broken windows. These children have probably seen more horrors in their tiny lifetimes than I’ve seen in my entire life.
This place is dark, not literally. It must be around 10 in the morning, but the city is as quiet as a cemetery at night. It sucks the air out of me. This seems like a place where where happiness comes to die. The air hangs thick, as if the sky was filled with viscous tar. I see barbed wire everywhere. The staccato clomping of combat boots is probably the only heartbeat this place has.
This upside down plum cake feeds my undying love for fruit desserts. The mild tartness of the plums combines perfectly with the sweet cake batter and the juice from the plums keeps the cake moist. It’s a melt-in-your-mouth perfection.
That girl can make me laugh! Most days she’s a little Miranda Priestly, but if you catch her at a good time, she can be really goofy.
July 2013 – I was drowning. Under information I had not pinned on Pinterest. I was having problems breastfeeding. Postpartum depression was driving me and everyone around me up the wall. My manager had already e-mailed to check when I would be coming back to work and I was terrified, even at the thought of getting back to work.
Dusk was streaking the Californian sky with ocher and saffron. Redwood trees towering above me had started whispering ominous secrets. Two trees had formed an arch ahead.
Three different genres this week. As an aspiring fiction writer, I have been advised by those who have been there and done that to read genres that I don’t usually go for.
I was extremely inspired by Spain. A common theme I noticed across cities was the juxtaposition of the old with the new. Be it architecture, food or language (Spanish and Catalan).
I give you my Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, which marries the greatest lovers of all time – Tomato and Basil. And the reception party will be in your mouth.