Avery Actualized: It Began With Stop Lights

              My journey through my Generalized Anxiety Disorder has never been a solo affair. My writing partner, theOnyxx and I were both diagnosed with GAD around the same time; we became one another’s support system, at home therapy and sounding boards. We began formal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the same time as well, this parity… Read More Avery Actualized: It Began With Stop Lights

Avery On: The School of Repetition

              There have been many pieces of entertainment that upon my first experience with them I was so turned off and yet utterly captivated that they required repeat experiences. In each case enjoying said piece multiple times not only resulted in my loving them, but also opened my creative impulses.               Long before I was… Read More Avery On: The School of Repetition

Avery On: Loss

Content Warning: Death, Leukemia, Cancer, Anxiety, Assault, Sexual Assault, Vomit               On Wednesday December 24th, 1980 my mother died, though technically she died on December 31st when she was taken off of the machines that were keeping her alive. That day is indelibly imprinted on my memory, though many memories surrounding those days are foggy,… Read More Avery On: Loss

Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Four: Emergence

              The new day’s sunlight burned brightly in Zoe’s eyes. With her task before her she found herself momentarily unsure of her assignment. Gnomes worldwide had been assigned outcasts to reveal themselves to. As the liaisons between the Animal Realm and the realm of the Outcast maintaining the balance had once been their sole purpose,… Read More Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Four: Emergence

Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Three: A Magnificent Endeavor

            Having cultivated a myth around themselves that allowed them to travel unseen, Gnome-kind had arrived at a crossroads, and so they embarked on a magnificent endeavor, to reveal themselves to a select grouping of outcast. It was a tricky affair, it took them a lifetime and a half in outcast years before they were… Read More Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Three: A Magnificent Endeavor

Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Two: A New Accord

              By any measure the Gnome mission to keep the peace between the outcast and animal realms had been a complete failure. The task had proven harder than anyone could predict. While most in the animal realm held the peace, the outcasts were less magnanimous they were party to a treaty that they had collectively… Read More Avery’s Fantastical Tales Volume II: Chapter Two: A New Accord