The Sound of Music

It was a pain to wake again. To witness scenes and images you couldn't bypass. To hear the sound of static, the shrill sound of metal colliding, and…


January 23rd

Six years. Over 2,000 days, 72 months, and God only knew how many minutes. The world still continued to spin, completely indifferent to the pain and…


Sweethearts

In school, Edward had a huge crush on Torrie. Not high school, no; this story dates back to elementary school. Even back then, she thought he was…


In the Shadow of Watts Towers, Part 2

III. Our principal, Dr. Rawls, was an aloof WASP, choir leader at his San Fernando Presbyterian church, and some sort of alderman in an all-white…


Two Snow Maidens

I. The girls were not lesbians: they were really just friends. When they stayed in the same hotel, they tried to get a room with a big wide bed,…


Moments, Part 2

V. Two days later, Richard is still missing and I am almost losing hope of him being found. The curfew had been called off already and Isa had asked…


Just Easy

Milton Keynes, England. Today is your 18th birthday. Lasers and strobe lights lead you away from the pitch black freezing winter night as Christmas…


The Maggot Life

On Saturday morning, I wake up feeling just fine and surprisingly horny. I realize I’m not looking for anyone to love anymore: just someone to touch…


Phobias, Dreams, Visions

“So, that’s all for today, you did a great job, see you on Wednesday!” I say, and close Making Connections, the reading textbook. The LINC---Language…


The Cards You’re Dealt

“I think this gentleman is waiting, ladies,” the man said. I was caught a bit off-guard by this. I had been watching the bearded man read tarot cards…