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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The Haunting of Julia

GASP I wake up to the sound of a baby crying. I pull the pillow over my head and squeeze my eyes tightly shut like a child afraid of a bump in the night. If I pretend it’s not there,…

Meet Julia

The role of Julia is a complex one, to say the least, and finding the perfect actress to fill that role was not something the producers and director took lightly. After spending weeks going over auditions, they finally found the…

There’s blood on my hands

There’s blood on my hands On my arms Splattered on my feet. There’s blood on my shirt… Fuck… Not this shirt. My mind is suddenly alert. Ready To act To save This goddamn shirt. Oh This shirt. It’s my favorite…

A Prisoner of my Thoughts

I’m suffocating. Feel it like hands around my throat, squeezing, draining the very life out of me. The thoughts never go away, they never let up. I crave peace, but it shows no mercy. A minute to feel like I…

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…