What can YOU say in six sentences?
One day Chloe woke at her usual time, showered, dressed, read the morning paper, checked her e-mail, and stirred three heaping tablespoons of rat poison into her morning cup of coffee.
It was a departure from her usual routine and created quite a stir in Abbotsville, where Chloe was known as the most solid of solid citizens.
Five times a week for the past 25 years she’d worked the lunch and dinner shift at Ralph’s diner, serving the same greasy hamburgers and early bird…Continue
I was a towheaded 6-year-old when a woman with a boy’s name caused me to gaze at the placid Warrior River with a sense of mourning, though I didn’t even know the meaning of the word.
Back then, death came only to stillborn beagles, to flies beneath a swatter and to mice in traps.
I was in the back seat of Daddy’s nondescript Ford Galaxie, lulled by the metronomic whoosh…Continue
I used to write love songs.
I could hang the moon on a melody, creating the perfect tune.
I loved you 'til my lips ran dry; cracked but quenched they'd been sweetened by ecstasy.
I made you mine in name and heart 'til you took it all away and you blew it all apart.
Now there's more than just matter and memories ingrained into these four walls.
Tonight, I'm a barfly, covering songs that have been sung before, because it's easier to hum and harmonize when…Continue
The water’s like velvet. Cold but for that signature, salty-sweet burn. I don’t mind it though, the burn. The gush rushes in, smoldering with fiery heaves of the lungs, like chokin’ on hellfire. Stuff your fists into your pockets if you don’t want to flounder. Try not to drift and if you want to sink quick—don’t kick.
"I"m sorry to have to tell you this, Sissy, but things took a turn for the worse."
"Please tell me, what's going on?"
"She made a noose with her shoe laces and attempted to hang herself. She lost consciousness, we called 911, and they have taken her to the E.R."
"I see, how long was she unconcious? Who found her? Which hospital?"
"She was conscious when the medics arrived, they will be contacting you shortly. We're so…Continue
Hand in hand, we walk into the shimmering, golden sphere in the water.
It calls us with quiet calm, a darkened, familiar haven of deep peace.
It licks us so that we will know, so that we will want more.
The last of life's simple pleasures; After the rum and the wine and the steak with au jus.
What a feast for…Continue
He was an ex-monk who fondly explained “that way of life did not work out for me,” to the Catholic and Protestant group that raised funds for a boys home and hired him to run it; and I recorded that same statement as part of a twenty minute documentary about care for a number of the Travelling Community boys, who as imbibers of glue fumes were regarded as “disruptive elements” among the shop keepers in the centre of Dublin.
Three years later, in a second TV current…
Added by Giovanni Mendoza on October 2, 2009 at 1:42am — No Comments