That’s How She Dances

The group of white coats stood outside the window, looking in. The body inside lay motionless on the floor, eyes closed. “Is she…” “Alive? Yes.” The doctor pointed to the lit panel just to the right of the pane of glass. “Her vitals are fine. She has been in the simulation for…” a brief look... Continue Reading →


The Edge

Slowly, carefully, I lowered myself till I sat beside her. My legs dangled beside hers, and impulsively, my hands gripped the metal underneath us. I could feel my whole body shaking, but whether it was from the wet wind or the darkness around us, I didn’t know. I didn’t care. Under my breath, I cursed... Continue Reading →

Good Picture

“Hey. Whatchu doing back here?” The familiar, gruff voice called to Theo. “Came to see that factory again,” Theo called back, jogging to where the rough man sat. “I got some nice shots there before.” Theo squinted down the road, swinging his bag to his feet before unzipping it. “Huh. Okay.” The rumpled man shifted... Continue Reading →

Kids With Everything

Do you think we’ll remember? The sleepless nights, the sighs?   The way sad songs sound at six a.m.   Do you think we’ll remember the emptiness we feel in our arms Hearts Heads Hands.   Do you think we’ll remember The moments we don’t know what we’re missing? We just know we’re missing something.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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