What can YOU say in six sentences?
remember the night we sat around the fire talking about what our super power would be, and everyone coughed up an answer except for me? i suggested that you should be careful what you wish for and refused to play the game. let me tell you there is no greater power, no greater gift, than delivering justice, and i do it every night because my wish was granted. i stalk evil men (and women, we're not above it) in their dreams and cause lingering nightmares. their sufferings are so great they…Continue
I took the shady back road home with the window cranked down to let the damp July air try to keep me awake, which is probably the only reason I saw it on the side of the road. What the heck was that long shape lying half in the tiger lilies? I pulled over and walked back to the black shape, daydreams racing. Did it belong to a hitchhiker who dropped it, who would be sorry to miss this mummified guitar case where he kept his lonesome tunes? Not bothering to slide it out of the lillies, I…Continue
Albert placed one foot in front of the other, slowly, decidedly, in the rusty soil as he made his way towards his weekend hammock and tried desperately not to think about cosmic rays and how they would hang up space travel. He wanted to call it silky earth, that stuff under his feet, then wondered if other worlds, other feet, felt the silky coolness under similar toes. They would never call it terra cotta, he was sure. Albert hung three inches above the brown grass in the faded white net…Continue
Trooper Jim assisted Johnny out of his squad car, making sure his most valuable witness didn't hit his head on the frame. Johnny's blue eyes darted to the sky, then started walking down highway 84 wanting to get gone before the rain came.
"Hey Johnny, you want anything?"
"Toothpaste," he called over his dirty-blonde shoulder.
Trooper Jim nodded and said "Check the DPW mailbox for some stuff I'm putting in there tonight."
Johnny Roadkill halfway waved, adjusted…Continue
Everyone had that song on their lips, all hands on steering wheels driving for miles on our perfect black creaseless road, sailing smooth alongside you, Beyonce, and your halo. We drove for miles, no one merging into or leaving, and just for a little while we were all one under pink and blue tie-dyed skies. Arm hairs on end as your voice glides along, piano, and it had nothing to do with the A/C being on and you left us all alone when the song was done. More bad karaoke miles behind and…Continue
just a quick note to say how proud i am of eveyone here. i read your work every day and it's always inspiring. often find myself saying "damn!" after reading yours and wishing i could have said it that way. keep going, yoose!! :hugs: