What can YOU say in six sentences?
Don't know how I could be an Aquarian, what with the control freak freaking out in me all the time. I find sorting Legos more soothing than trying to figure out what to build. Bet you would too if the only thing you could construct was the Empire State building--tall, flat and boring.
I drove my husband to the body shop today so he could pick up his repaired pickup, and my inner control freak near fainted at the mess--all I wanted to do was grab a duster and Windex and sort…Continue
You left me, and that's just too bad for you. I'll focus my attention elsewhere, like on that pixie chick who moved down from apple-knocker country to find her dream job and can't wait to cram into the new apartment with her best friends. Happiness can thrive in New York, but you don't care about that--you don't think about my happiness as you're hauling your life down three flights of stairs and fly away to anywhere in your POS rental truck. So what if you never look back and won't miss the…Continue
I didn't know it could happen until I saw it in black and white on TV--loud, floor shaking, flashing, making me hug my knees and wonder what else didn't I know was coming to get me?
I was too afraid to crawl out of the closet and save my brother who was sleeping, though I knew it was coming, and my left eye watched from the closet door that was open one inch, watched the shadow trees shiver and shake their shadows on the wall, and I saw the shape coming to get…Continue
Lori and Nanci busted into Tattoo Tony's Place, still flushed and high from five drinks apiece, and checked out the designs that littered the walls in curling yellow. They pointed to this one and that one, nudging each other, giggling, vowing serious cousin swears that this time they were gonna do it, and tried to ignore Tony braying in the background.
"See, this is gotta be the fifth one I've done this week like this, what's going on, something in the watta, you're…Continue
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was the senior clerical exam the lady or the tiger?
i studied, studied, studied--pushed that homework train uphill both ways to prepare for a three and a half hour test that would determine whether or not i get an ace interview or a date with the round file.
i studied alphabetizing, coding, memorization, analogies, spelling, grammar, greased up my typing skills (you bet i can type the pants off kids who think they can txt like lightning HA!)…Continue
has god talked to you today? bet if he did, you'd wonder where that text message came from and think about not hitting delete. some peeps heard him talking (not in the quiet texting kind of way but the kind that makes kilimanjaro go "oh crap!") and they said "make it stop, you're scaring us" and i'm not sure we've heard from him since...or at least, not the way we think of "talk" or "hear."
i think when god talks to us now its got something to do with being up at 4 in the…Continue
so i'm on my way home the other night, and i notice two bright lights, widely spaced apart, hovering over that spot where they usually hover. i know that my favorite plane is running touch-and-go's, and i do a naughty thing by stopping my car in the middle of the dark road, lower the window, and hang my head out the car so i can watch it slowly pass over. when i moved in to mike's house all those years ago, i learned to expect these training runs and came to love--fall in love--with the C5A…Continue
i've got "on the road" in my head tonight, i guess because i was thinking about dad's latest collision no thanks to a deer who had a bad night. anyway, the phrase "on the road" is never far from me.
in the summer on back roads on my way home from work i see willie the wonder-woodchuck--wonderful because he's the only white woodchuck i've ever seen, munching in the orchard up on the hill behind the rock wall, and i say a little prayer each day that he'll be savvy and stay away…Continue
so you're kicking along and get wiped out--ambushed--by some kind of backwards crazy rogue wave. not five minutes ago you were thinking how wonderful the waterscape was. just minding your own business, treasuring the solitude and bam! you're off your board and spitting salt water when all you really wanted to do was just talk to yourself and write stories in your head. you look around and the coast…Continue
so i got home late tonight (work stuff) and my son flies out the front door (holy cow he's got shoes on, we've only told him 120 times not to come outside in socks) and he's practically dragging me in the house to show me something. okay okay okay, i need a minute, being careful not to squash his spirit after being sick for a week and this is his first day back to school.
leaping, hollering, boinging up and down like an elasticated bunny, he shows me his first-quarter science…Continue
Dineen watched the doorknob turn but kept her ankles crossed on Jeremy's desk, adjusted her blouse, and swallowed.
"Who the fuck let you in here?" he said, stunned, shocked that someone--a woman no less--invaded his sanctuary!
"I didn't agree to this, and you'd better get it out of my contract. Now," she said, gesturing at the paper sitting in her lap.
"This' as you call it, is customary around here, and I'd think that the offspring of movie…Continue