Calvin Westra lives and writes in the Midwest. He runs the Twitter account @calvwest.
October 22, 2018
He woke with a throbbing feeling on the right side of his head. A painful, bulging, sucking sensation, like something had latched to his skull…
by Calvin Westra
October 15, 2018
Ben found his cigarettes and left to smoke. He heard the scraping sound of the monster’s paws as it followed him out of the house. He went to slam…
October 8, 2018
When Ben got home, all he wanted was to smoke and get high. He had to think about things, replay every moment of the therapy session until it…
October 1, 2018
He sat in her office. Not what he would call an office, a leather couch for him and a high-backed leather chair for her. But she called it her…
September 24, 2018
Ben woke late the next morning and realized his mom was gone already. He smoked a cigarette and made coffee and talked to himself about the…
September 17, 2018
Ben stomped out of the kitchen and into the backyard. His hand was shaking, he realized, as he drew a cigarette.
He paced on the sidewalk in…
September 10, 2018
When he woke again, it was morning and the house was quiet except for rustling in the kitchen, the drip-drip of the coffee machine, and the…
September 3, 2018
He woke suddenly. He could hear his teeth rattling in his mouth and feel them banging against each other.
He shivered and pulled the blankets up.…