One day, while driving your car, you will glance at your hands and become startled at how much they resemble your mother's. Soft lines and delicate wrinkles at home on your skin will stare back. Through the open window, you'll hear trees loosening their leaves. They'll fall like confetti welcoming you. Listen. Time leans in.
Whilst chronic pain is Claire's daily companion, it is through writing that she tries to make sense of the world in which she lives. With nonfiction articles included on such sites as Tiny Buddha and Having Time, she hopes to help others navigate the complex realities of life with illness. Her main love, however, is creative fiction, and with flash fiction pieces included with National Flash Fiction Day and poetry with Dust Magazine, Literati Magazine, Marias at Sampaguitas to name just a few, she is able to explore and enjoy this creative outlet. One of her new poems will be featured in an upcoming chapbook from Dreich Magazine. You can say hello to her on Twitter @occulife.