Ignition Impossible: The Tale of Lus and Zrbyxc [Dental Draft]

“This is what happens when you invite evil into your life,” my mother said. She lingered on the carport, housecoat cinched tightly to block the autumnal breeze, steaming cup of coffee in her hands. Dismissively, she shook her head. Nostrils flaring, I wrenched the ignition, as if the fifteenth time would miraculously be the charm. … More Ignition Impossible: The Tale of Lus and Zrbyxc [Dental Draft]

“Paranoia Strikes Deep”: Your Electronics Are Snitchin’

The University of North Alabama and the University of South Alabama: two colleges 6 hours away from one another, each perched on opposing ends of the Western side of the state. This Friday, both campuses will be deserted due to fall break. That means I’ll get to see my kid for the first time in … More “Paranoia Strikes Deep”: Your Electronics Are Snitchin’

Ignition Impossible: The Tale of Lus and Zrbyxc [Up Draft]

[Author’s note: Embarrassing as this draft is, I decided to leave it up as an editing exercise. According to Anne Lamott’s “Shitty First Drafts,” “A friend of mine says that the first draft is the down draft — you just get it down. The second draft is the up draft — you fix it up. … More Ignition Impossible: The Tale of Lus and Zrbyxc [Up Draft]