#3 Grief Like Mine
Creative Writing / Repeat after me: death. And other essays. / The Latest

#3 Grief Like Mine


Grief is grief. There are no Grief Olympics were families and friends compete for the prize of feeling the most shit about losing the person they loved. Posting “RIP” on Facebook does not make you better or worse than someone who doesn’t. Continue reading

#2 Lessons from a dying bird
Creative Writing / Repeat after me: death. And other essays. / The Latest

#2 Lessons from a dying bird


I am not sure that I can say this with much certainty, but I think the chickens preferred adventure novels best. I remember reading them passages from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Jungle Book, and Charlotte’s Web. The adventure novels, I thought, helped the chickens relax. With each word I could see their feathers flatten, their walk become a little slower, and their clucks morph into a strange purr. The chickens and I were adventurers at heart. Continue reading