Thank you for stopping by. The Shape of Me is my first blogging endeavor and an attempt to keep writing post-graduate school.

The blog title comes from Dr. Seuss’s clever book, The Shape of Me and Other Stuff, which explores the fascinating and beautiful shapes of the things in our world. In the story, two children examine the beauty in all things from backdoor keys to big machines (and a creature named Blogg), reminding readers of how important it is to stop and look at the little things we take for granted. These posts and essays are an attempt to look closely at the small things, the moments and memories that too quickly disappear, in order to understand the bigger world we live in.

I hope you enjoy reading!


Amie E. Reilly is an adjunct professor in the English Departments at Sacred Heart University and Norwalk Community College in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and ten-year-old son. She is also the Feminist Fridays blogger at The Adroit Journal and has essays published in Entropy, The New Engagement, Fiction Advocate and elsewhere. Her flash fiction is forthcoming in Toasted Cheese and Pigeonholes