Most of the family attended the reunion. Aunts, uncles, cousins. It promised to be fun.
The book drew her in. Each page pulled the curtain to another world back centimeter by centimeter.
The girls were disappearing. The protagonist engaged, Continue reading Window
Nonsense. We didn’t go to that rally looking for a fight. You can’t believe what those stupid news people say. They’re morons.
The brass knuckles? Sure. I carry them in my pocket at all times. Self-defense. This city is a stew of crime. People get jumped all the time.
Laughs. That old guy? Continue reading Fight
My novel remains unfinished.
A tomtit stands outside the window this afternoon. His head tips back and forth, as if he’s forgotten a verse of an important melody.
I soak in the warmth of sunlight, as Continue reading Dacha
Putting it off has never truly turned out that well. Oh, the con can be run. A whiff and a sniff with a generous splash of the cologne. There’s no hurry. The shirt isn’t that dirty. No one will notice.
Someone always notices. Joke? Laundry challenged. Truth Continue reading Inevitable
“Of course, he knew the world wasn’t flat. You don’t think Columbus was a moron, do you?”
“No. But our hist—”
“Our history teacher was a moron.”
His eyebrows shot up at that. Then he snickered. “I suppose he was.” Continue reading Mirador de Colom
Paddling. Forever paddling. The sea become a plate of glass. Muscles ripple under sun-warmed skin. Twist, dip, pull. One side then the other, a steady rhythm. Echoing our hammering hearts.
Progress made toward an achievement. What drives him? they ask. They wonder if success is within our grasp. What memes, what creation? Who shares the mantle? Continue reading Sharks Have Teeth
On the way to the airport, we see a train. Was he waving hello or good-bye? Both, she says. Every ending is a new beginning.
Months ago, I knew. The texts, the calls, the non-looks. Time whittled away leaving us hollow together. Continue reading Her Train Travels
The dry spell caused our pond to dry up. Grandpa cruised the cracked mud muttering, “It’s never been like this before.” It was drought in the rain forest.
Einstein came to the meeting. “I have a solution,” he proclaimed. “We will climb a tree and determine where the pond has gone.” Continue reading Butterfly Kisses
The windshield wipers squawk and bounce. Heavy drops splatter from idyllic leaves above. The tires squeal and delight on slick pavement.
The ancients buried one’s heart in the land of their love. Bestowing on the living, grueling quests to complete humble lives, succumbed in extinction.
What of Socrates? I speed away homeward. These wet trees are the columns and arches of my personal Utopia.
The smell is of moss, mildew and smoke. The rich loam of detritus squishes, yielding tears underfoot.
I stand in this place of perfection. Everything I could possibly want come true. Made more beautiful without you.
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“I found it!” she shrieked. She held up her phone.
I spilled coffee. “Found what?”
“Check it out. Only $15 a month. Holy cheesecakes! I’ll be able to buy gas for my car!” She bounced like a ping-pong ball on sugar. Continue reading Just Plain Too Good