Elly Lonon

Elly Lonon is a writer of wrongs and defender of ukuleles. When her oncologist suggested learning a new language to help recover from chemo brain, Elly chose to learn HTML which led to the creation of her blog, BugginWord. Her writing has been featured at Scary Mommy, Club Mid, SexIs, Your Tango, Sammiches And Psych Meds, and a disappointing number of now defunct sites. She's currently working on her memoir, Lymphomania, which will hopefully be hitting a bookstore near you very soon. She really, really hates writing in the third person. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter or catch her Ukelele Fridays on YouTube.

Mom’s Day Off

She leapt from the shower, cheeks flushed from excitement and warm water. “Why stop with clean hair?” she asked the woman grinning back at her in the hazy mirror. She reached for her mascara wand and brazenly plumped her eyelashes.