My Writing

Sharing My creative nonfiction essays and short stories with the world.

Hi, I’m Jade. I’m a writer, reader, mother, an aspiring professor, and home chef. I write both creative nonfiction and fiction and a few other things.

Beginnings: The Secret of Bags

The Secret of Bags My mom wore big purses everywhere she went. In them, she stuffed tissues, wipes, a notepad, a myriad of pens, lipstick and lipgloss, a large tube of body lotion: for cracked hands, and ashy knees, and crusty faces, paperwork, old envelopes, a coal stick shaped like lipstick but was for covering […]

Book Review: Meant to be Immortal by Lynsay Sands

Mac Argeneau knows all too well: immortals can be killed. Not with holy water or silver crosses, but by decapitation or being set on fire. So when Mac’s house bursts into flames—with him inside—he’s sure it was no accident. But who would want to kill a scientist specializing in hematology? There is a silver lining: a blonde investigator appears […]

Did You Get Enough to Eat?

I slide my finger between bone and gristle. Moving it back and forth until I catch a thick piece of white meat and pull it from its hiding place. It shreds as I remove it, one part willing, one part fighting to get away.  She’s happy, my daughter. Sitting strapped into the straight jacket that […]

Finally….Degree Acquired!

Here we are, my college graduation. A day I’ve looked forward to my entire life.  As a kid, I dreamed of a life spent in libraries and bookstores. I hoped to become a writer and a professor and a lawyer. That last one is thanks to John Grisham. I didn’t know the major detour my […]

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