Author Archives: hastywords

October 29

JEALOUSY’S SCRIPT

Jealousy is a master storyteller. I imagine jealousy, looking much like the Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Sitting there, greedily devouring all the knowledge in the basement of my brain, planning and plotting and filling in all the missing pieces to create a very convincing work of fiction. Whispering its dark narration into my heart and […]

October 26

ONWARDS & UPWARDS

Lizzi, Not only did you write this post in less than an hour because I wasn’t able to manage a single word, but you did it because  you love me.  This may not be the best place or way to tell you how much I love and appreciate our friendship but it’s how I am […]

July 24

GENDER BENDERS

It is true and obvious that men and women are different. Most people would say what makes a woman a female and a man a male is the presence of a vagina or a penis. But it isn’t really that easy is it? Beyond our biology, we are created and develop differently based on our […]

June 18

Reality Cuts In

There is something magical about living inside words. Stories sweep us off our feet and carry us into worlds we’d never otherwise get to visit.  Narratives allow us to fall in love, battle enemies, destroy evil, and share any number of emotions inside the safe and harmless imaginary landscape of fantasy. I have personally lived […]

March 19

Building from Bullying: Your Voice Matters (a #1000Speak post)

Since January, I’ve had an astonishing, whirlwind ride, and somehow ended up in the middle of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion movement. Our inaugural effort was FABULOUS and got SO many people talking, and writing, about compassion. We decided we wanted to do MORE than just the one-off event, and came up with a […]

November 14

INSOMNIA

This week the Sisterwives were honored to have Matticus guest post twice.  The first post was about the perception of cowardice and the second was about insomnia.  Today I have an extra surprise for the SisterWives community; a poetic duet titled Insomnia written by Matticus and I. Written by Matticus and Hastywords   Tip-toeing through […]

July 17

BEAUTY IN THE BEAST

A few weeks ago I considered dropping out of this “SisterWives” project. Here I am in the midst of some fantastic women and for some reason I was invited to join. What makes me think I can keep up? What makes me think I have anything worthwhile to add? I told myself I would only […]