“We should do this for our business dope ass idea,” she said. It was a Facebook post in a group for small business owners. Someone had tweeted an idea. Others had taken a screenshot and shared, calling it genius. She had merely continued the trend. The idea was to randomly pick one person from theContinue reading “Duh Gambling Bizness”
Author Archives: rachhoyt
You Have to Be Strong to Be Kind
“I’m going to burn these candles in your honor,” he said. “I think it will bring you good luck. This is karma insurance. ” I agreed with him and laughed because he seemed unaware of the fact he appeared content to personally incur bad karma and bad luck because our paths had collided. He hadContinue reading “You Have to Be Strong to Be Kind”
Do You Believe in Magic?
I like to think my decisions are based on facts though humans are capable of finding “evidence” to support virtually any belief. Don’t agree? Read this story about the magic in my life.
Let The Cards Fall
“You write about your life on the internet,” he said, “but you don’t really want people to know about your life?” I explained that the image I’m portraying online isn’t fake, but it’s not a full picture either… and I immediately began wondering why I’ve been avoiding putting one particular thing about myself in writingContinue reading “Let The Cards Fall”
Why the Bluff Not?
“You know who it is, don’t you?” a customer asked regarding the dragonflies that I’d admitted visit me regularly. I told her I thought it was my grandpa Hoyt, but really I hadn’t thought about it the way she was – as a soul that has already passed on who has come back to seeContinue reading “Why the Bluff Not?”
“I think maybe I can’t finish them because the story isn’t through,” I said. Like many friends I haven’t seen in a while, one of her first questions when we bumped into each other almost two months ago was if I’d written anything lately. I had started by saying, “No. Not really,” like I’d toldContinue reading “Crushing Hands”
“You know what you’ve got to do?” she said, pausing for dramatic effects. “Stand tall!!!” My friend was quoting some advice her mother had given her which had baffled and infuriated her to no end. For a while, it became a one line “joke” between us, utilized whenever we had little advice to offer andContinue reading “Stand Tall”
Play YOUR Hand
“You’re a great mother,” he said as he gazed at my cluttered, dirty apartment, insinuating that he could see something which even I could not. Until then, I thought the fact that I even attempt to be a good mother to my pets was hidden behind my mess. “I don’t know about that,” was allContinue reading “Play YOUR Hand”
The Game of Love
Note: This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases made through these links. “Do you have any trips planned?” he asked after describing his upcoming adventure. It was an excellent question, but I didn’t want to discuss the plans I can’t afford to put into action, so I pretendedContinue reading “The Game of Love”
Bluff YOU, Love!
“Man. You must turn down a lot of guys,” he said as I crawled into his cab to head home from karaoke. I’ve been calling this same cab driver about once every month or two for a few years and never had a companion so, knowing that the world thinks I could get any guyContinue reading “Bluff YOU, Love!”