Pain, regret, hurt, anger.

These feelings, these simple yet complicated emotions are the very reason why so many people dread the idea of leaving someone. It is a constant fear that the other person will be hurt because of them, that they caused someone else so much pain that it…


A true decision of the heart.

If asked the question, “when is it a right time to let go” what would your response be?

That burning question is up to you to decide.

For most of us, this question has resided in our own thoughts, haunting our waking hours, and…


Love.

Love is the first word I think of when you cross my mind. It’s a simple word that explodes into a cloud of colors that mist elegantly through the atmosphere like the Northern Lights. The purples and blues that drift through the air, wrapping their cool arms around one…


When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

For me, I see a thirty year old man with brown eyes, curly brown hair and a smile that has been said to light up a room; but that’s not all I see. I see a man who is strong…


I find myself questioning my worth and what I am eligible to receive from others.

I live in my head and wonder around aimlessly, trying to find each piece of an upturned puzzle. Each time I find a piece, I realize that it doesn’t fit; I’m always missing that special one.

It can be such a struggle.

I’ve come to term with the demons and…


Living with a secret can be hard.

It’s overwhelming, suffocating and crippling. I wonder who I can trust with my laundry and who would run away from the darkness that they discover?

Would it be worth my own sanity to share my thorns with someone I desired to be close too? It’s a gamble of the soul…


I often find myself wondering what does it mean to love?

Is it the butterflies in my stomach, the unhinged passion of holding another person? Is it waking up and dreaming about them?

I haven’t really figured it all out. Being that I’m twenty-nine, I’ve had my hardships when it came to love. What I’ve learned…

Love is hard.

It’s not…

Brandon Slesser

Author of The Evergreen Saga, LGBTQ advicator, reader and small town grown. insta:brandonslesser

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