2:01 AM

The air is thinner at this time of night. The TV crackles on, droning, complaining, yelling. Then, to commercial. It’s easier to breathe here; almost too easy. Like-- like maybe the weight of the universe has lifted, just for a moment, made it easier to breathe, easier to think, then will come crashing back down.... Continue Reading →


Whisper Back

you said that your walls were too strong. you would never let someone break them down. you said that you loved me still, that you always had and you always will but you couldn’t love with walls like yours, and you couldn’t love someone like me. you still have your walls. sometimes, i sit outside... Continue Reading →

Love and Sunflowers

“What can I get for you?” “What do you have that will shut a jealous boyfriend up?” The barista turned for a moment to look at the menu before deciding, “Well, just about anything, if you dump it on the right place.” “Then I’ll take whatever your most expensive drink is in a venti, large,... Continue Reading →

What’s Wrong With the Color Blue?

“I don’t like the color blue anymore.” “No? What’s wrong with the color blue?” “It’s mean.” “It’s mean?” “Yeah, it’s mean and blue and angry.” The old laugh crackled through the phone speaker. “How is it angry?” “It just is, Gramma. Gramma! Gramma was that Simon? Was that Simon? Meow meow meow meow meow Simon!... Continue Reading →

The Stolen Car and Why I Care

It was a 1974 candy-apple red Trans Am. It’d just been restored – the tires, brand new; the paint job, metallic flecked and hardly dried. Then it was stolen. That night, I had parked it in my driveway, and the next morning? Gone. No one knows where it went. Not my neighbors, not the cops.... Continue Reading →


Europe. He always said he would take me. That working two jobs and juggling school was nothing if it meant we would go together. Germany. Switzerland. France. The hours of planning and dreaming were wasted on him. I was wasted on him. All the books I bought and dragged along to each date-- he didn’t care about... Continue Reading →

To Fall in Love With a Boring Man

  “Do you ever wonder what it would be like?” A loud truck sounded its horn in the pale evening, causing both of us to turn and look. Settling back into her seat after thoroughly investigating the noise, Suze asked, "Do ya though? Think about it? I always kinda imagined it to be sunny.” “Sunny?”... Continue Reading →

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