“Why did we get off here? At this stop in bumfuck nowhere?” Karen asked. “There’s gold up in them there hills,” Connor said staring into the hills in the distance. Barely containing his laugh using his poor excuse for a prospector’s accent, “We’re go’n find it and be rich. Yup, just you and me Cletus”Continue reading “Picking”
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“I thought it was my idea,” I say through the smoky haze. Seven of us sat around the table cards in hand. “Why did you think that?” asks Lauren who sat at his 2’o’clock. “Well, I had essentially invited myself to be apart of her New Year’s plans,” I say, noticing the looks of judgment,Continue reading “N.Y.E.”
Walks with Morgan – Stephanie
Zipping up her hoodie as a breeze over the East River picks up. Walking along the wooden pedestrian path of the Brooklyn Bridge with mascara running down her face, Stephanie smudges her face with her sleeve. Her home a twenty-four-minute stroll behind her she marches on. The warm summer air cooled by the water below,Continue reading “Walks with Morgan – Stephanie”
Sober? – A Poem?
Why does it feel so good? In the moment it is all worth it Just one more A hit, a line, a pill, a bump, a lick Why does it feel SO good? They say they numb you I find clarity without feeling A sense of being Beyond my mortal shell Even through days ofContinue reading “Sober? – A Poem?”
A Pain in the Heart
Harrison takes a drag of his cigarette, “I broke someone’s heart today,” said before his exhale. Chelsea asks, “Why?” as she sat on the swing. “I don’t really know,” he answers taking the swing next to her. “So you broke her heart without knowing why,” she says surveying the empty playground in front of theirContinue reading “A Pain in the Heart”
From the home security camera in the corner of the kitchen, “A dash of salt, pinch of pepper, and cover the pot. He loves this sauce. It takes forever to make. But, boy does he go nuts for it,” says Charlie with a self-satisfied smile. “What’s the occasion?” asks his mother through the propped upContinue reading “Simmer”
High, How are You?
A thick cloud of smoke rises from Martin’s parked Audi, as he and Erica head toward The Cheeze Kake Factory. Their eyes red and stomach’s grumbling, they walk in unison with hands clenched connecting them. “This is going to be so good,” Martin says stroking ash out of his beard. “Oooh, I wonder if theyContinue reading “High, How are You?”
A Cup of Tea
Sitting on the curb with her hands covering her face, tears streamed through her fingers. I walked up to give her a cup of tea. The lights from the first response vehicles lit the night. “Here you go Kim,” I say standing in front of her holding out the cup. “What?” she asks startled, lookingContinue reading “A Cup of Tea”
Jimmy lands his left hook, followed by the haymaker he had been waiting for all two rounds. Glove, an imprint of knuckles, and follow thru was the combination that sent Doug the Dog’s mouthpiece and blood through the air. His mouth guard landed when he did. Coming back to the moment, seeing the ref countContinue reading “Jimmy Loves”
6:32 pm Monday, a ten piece puzzle of a broken plate sits on the slate tile floor. The fight is over, Christine’s point was made. Sarah had never been a good listener; it was her defining non-physical trait. Sitting next to the shattered remnants of the first gift she had given Sarah. Marinara and pastaContinue reading “The Plate”