Kermit Green is a sensible man. He drives a Subaru, which is a sensible car. He wears cargo pants with at least six pockets because it is sensible to have the available storage capacity (the Subaru also has very reasonable storage capacity). At the moment, Mr. Green is having a particularly difficult conversation with Mrs. … Continue reading Mr. Green
Her clouded eyes appeared to have trouble focusing, and half of her face sagged, showing the ravaging effects of previous day’s stroke. Although she could respond to questions intelligibly, every now and then her gaze would unfocus and she would stare into space. Her guests could only wonder what she was thinking about at this, … Continue reading Apropos of Nothing
Hello. My name is Jacob. I should probably tell you I’m 8. I have two sisters. One is 9 and the other is 5. I draw a lot. It gets me in trouble sometimes. I draw in school when I’m not supposed to and my teacher tells me to stop, but I can’t! I have to draw! My parents … Continue reading Where It Happens
Bev wasn't hearing it! All this time and he had never admitted his true feelings. Just when she's about to walk out the door he starts clutching at the past. And this traffic! She kept threatening her Mom that she was moving back home. Snow, mountains, serenity. Not a bad way to live except for the memories… Daddy would want … Continue reading Only Two Episodes Left
It ends at the beginning. She had been lost in her cavernous unconscious-- her hazel eyes, shielded by a mop of unkempt auburn curls, focusing and unfocusing in rhythmic succession on the still glossy, but most assuredly second hand, cover of Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics, one of two required text for this course. It … Continue reading The Point Of It All
He didn’t remember ordering the now half-full drink set in front of him. He must have done so but the night had begun to slide into a hazy vagueness that was becoming more and more familiar, more and more comfortable. “So then what happened?” Her voice was slightly drowned out by the ambient noises throughout … Continue reading Is Today the Day?
Hi. It’s been a minute since we’ve spoken. How’s it going? As good as it could be, I suppose. I haven’t been working - yeah, no, it’s okay - I applied for unemployment and I have a few month’s worth of bill money saved up regardless. Not worrying about the financial side of things makes … Continue reading Sea Turtles
by Neka Barrera “A lot of my adult decisions are based on convenient parking” is what her brother had said yesterday when there was zero convenient parking available and their very adult decision to go shopping for artisanal balsamic vinaigrettes was completely derailed because of it. She’d given this statement a lot of thought since, … Continue reading F Minus
I dreamt of her two nights in a row. The first night, I saw her leaving a train and our eyes met - I forgot to look away - and her smile melted all the tightness in my chest into warmth. She hugged me and sparkled so brightly that I thought I’d go blind - … Continue reading and I wanted to
I adopted a cactus today, that never before saw the light of day. As a homecoming, I showed him the sunset. He didn’t react.