The cars crawled along the freeway like toddlers, retarded toddlers, weighed down by malaise and milk fat. The Barham exit sign loomed in the distance, and when he craned his neck,[...]
You step into the courtroom of life and your chains drag behind, following the shuffle of feet on oak. There’s only one place for you to take yourself to – the stand – so you wonde[...]
“Let’s give everyone a big round of applesauce.” Charlie Brewster’s classmates filled the room with an eruption of squeaky laughter that roused Room 202’s hamster from its sleep. C[...]
The buildings sprouted from nowhere. Smoke rose from them, billowing out onto a backdrop of accumulated gray, years of burnt ash hanging around without a greater place to escape to[...]
The way home was filled with reminders of why things couldn’t be. He looked over at her as she stared out the window, head leaned up against the door, breath leaving a light fog on[...]
Note: If you missed Part 1, find it here. We tried to keep the lid on the impending shit-storm, but the truth about the truth was that we needed a miracle—some kind of divine inter[...]
“…and still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with love like that. It lights up the sky.”    – Rumi ** She sat on a c[...]
Reflectin’ back, all’s I remember is Mystikal, sex, and Manny. We’d be pumpin’ Danger from the locker room speakers, slammin’ metal lockers—dents and all. Earned our locker room th[...]
Winter had come a week early—dark, with a dry cold. Layers trap body heat, and protect from the sometimes easy, sometimes harsh winds. But an exposed face invited the wind to strip[...]
“So what is it, exactly, that you want?” she asks. Then she jumps right into it. “It seems like for me it changes every day. I just know that, at least right now, I don’t want anyt[...]