Pluma Passes Out

Pluma paced, preoccupied.
Perhaps, she went too far this time.
Her heart, she followed, though plummeting inside.

Pluma played it safe, you see, her designs always quite clean.
Pedestrian, pacifying, plain.

Please.

Pluma pulsed within, craving dynamic peppy seams.
Passion for fashion pushed her over the edge.
Now she waits for critics to drop their sledge.

The paper slips under her door.
Pluma pounces, peeks, prays.
And before she can pull her eyes away,
Pluma sees Princess Pud
On the full cover front page,
Parading about in her new favs

The headline reads:
Princess Pud Proudly Prances in Her New Pluma Puffy Pantses!

Puffy Pants are all the rage
Thanks to Pluma and her plucky passion for forward thinking fashion!

Oh, good god,
She can hardly believe it.
Pluma passes out
Just to conceive it.

Take

The Slater’s are a family full of mental illness, Lydia Slater just doesn’t know it yet.

Family is supposed to be there. No matter what. Lydia learns the hard way that that’s not always the case. At fifteen, she’s been able to handle what life has thrown her way because of her big brother, Steve. When Steve develops a serious mental illness, and is lost to a world of hallucinations, Lydia’s life collapses.

She must learn to trust in the goodness of others and reach out to them for help. Before that can happen, though, Lydia will need to believe in herself.

Take is a young adult contemporary that begs the question, “what would you do if the one person you relied on lost their mind?”