Archive | Confessions

Jennifer’s Poem: What was I thinking?

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

What was I thinking? I was thinking Of his lips His cute butt His perfect voice His sweet touch I didn’t see the sad behind the grey of his eyes I didn’t see the scared human With a twisted back And willowy chest So soft and pale like a baby’s I saw only the flicker…

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Zoe’s Story: If You Really Love Me

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

I’m lucky, in a way. I really only have one boyfriend in my life who if he called I would hang up on, if I saw him on the street I would cross to the other side, if he ‘friended’ me on Facebook I would block him. Silas. He was my first and worst relationship.I…

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Caitlin’s Story: The Magic Woman of The Forest …

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

“The magic woman of the forest prepares to battle the evil lily pads.” I was a freshman in college and working as a grip for a senior’s BFA film project, which meant sitting with ten other grips on a once-white sofa that smelled of stale beer, ignoring the history of sexual acts preformed on it,…

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Mandy’s Story: The Heart Wants What It Wants

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

I’m sure you have heard the saying “the heart wants what it wants”. Well, my heart inexplicably always wants the person who is the most capable of damaging it. Perhaps in a previous life I was a masochist and just a twinge of that lives on within me, I can’t be sure. I was a…

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Barbara’s Story: How to Fall Out of Love

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

First, go with friends to a bar on a snowy night. Feel at your best, like you could be anyone. Smile, be radiant and throw your head back when you laugh. Be introduced to the friend of a friend of a friend who has been watching you from a dark corner. Talk for hours about…

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Madeline’s Story: No High School “Sweet” Heart

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

Every so often you run into a couple who is happily married and loves to tell the story of how they were “high school sweethearts”. I abhor these couples, primarily because my “high school sweetheart” turned out to be an egotistical jerk. That’s the nicest way to put it – I’ve phrased it much more…

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Cassie’s Story: No Words Left

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

You didn’t get it. Didn’t get how it is the way it is. How falling leads to fallen, and fallen brings fear to ever get back up and try again for Love. I wanted to not get that. But I did. I knew as well as you how it feels when you push two opposing…

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Jocelyn’s Story: Distance

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

I had been dating this guy for about 3 months. He was one of my closest friends fiances close friends. Everyone thought it was the best idea that we get together. Who doesn’t want their best friend dating their guy’s best friend, sounds too good to be true. We didn’t live that close so we…

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Monica’s Story: The Funny One

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

I’ve always been attracted to the funny ones. I met him backstage at a popular sitcom. He poked his head inside the dressing room. “Hey youse guys,” he said. Wow, I thought. It takes a certain kind of guy to pull off that phrase. And he did. Perfectly. He asked me out instantly – in…

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Nora’s Story: Nipples and Nightgown

June 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

Pierced nipples were the last straw. The mere suggestion ended a four-year tug-of-war with my college boyfriend, Ben, and finally left our relationship wheezing in the dirt. Just to be clear from the onset, Ben’s nipples weren’t the pierced culprits. The simple aesthetics of that situation would have made the messy affair much easier to…

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