By 12:34 in the afternoon, as Jane read, she had finished 26 emails and was about to send a long report to her boss in regards to her status. Eight hours ago, Jane was booting up her computer, leaving her sleeping boyfriend in their bed, strangely... (more »)
I move a piece of hair to the side; it has always made things easier. I wish it was like that with everything. Do you remember when you told me we would rush studies, because that’s what life was anyway, a rush? I do, and I wish I had told you... (more »)
There was once a girl who had heart cancer. The doctors told her she didn’t have much time left, so they took her off the breathing machines and told her to enjoy her last few months. The next day, her grandfather told her a legend: if you... (more »)
The trees seemed to sway in the light breeze, leaves holding on for dear life to the dancing branches and twigs. As one small leaf flittered to the ground, something so tiny it was unnoticeable caught the attention of two children playing on an... (more »)
They said drugs began my destructive path. I never shared my thoughts, because I used to think they were probably right. At the age of sixteen though, my parents ceased to exist, so no, it wasn’t the drugs.
She said God required of my parents... (more »)
Disliked by nearly her whole school, it was no surprise when you saw her face smashed on to yet another lunch tray at 12:35pm. The high school lunchroom had been a terror for Gertrude, and getting her face pushed into lunch trays was no walk in... (more »)
Her hand taps its ragged pink nails along her leg with fingers long and slender. She gazes down at it blankly, with murky, blue eyes framed by lashes drooping dolefully. Tangled, blonde hair the colour of the setting sun hangs over her face like a... (more »)
He sat in his chair, one pale calloused hand resting on the stem of his glass of sherry, the other leafing through the yellow pages of the book in his lap. His eyes, green as bamboo shoots, scanned the line of text before him, absorbing the tale... (more »)
You walk into the silent apartment. Almost like an automatic reaction, tears well up in your eyes. Not because you’re sad, but because you’re remembering how she would always greet you when you walked in the door. You’re remembering how as... (more »)
The day came when Simmy disappeared.
Annabelle came home and he wasn't there...only she knew his abscence because only she knew his prescence,
imaginary friends aren't seen by everyone you know.
She... (more »)
You and I rode the paddle boats. We had thirty minutes before they were due back, and you, of course, were determined to make the best of it. As our feet pumped, you tilted your head in a way you thought dreamy.
“God,” you said, “when... (more »)
He was a high school freshman with a congenital birth defect causing a chronic limp that he had suffered with his entire life. For as long as he could remember he had been picked on because of it. Most of the other students referred to him as... (more »)
Do you remember when you were a kid and you never had any idea of what happened or who a certain person was? The kid you’d run around the playground with everyday, you never knew their name. Nor did you know what the old couple next door was... (more »)
I went to your grave yesterday, with a stone statue of a woman made to look like she was dancing and happy. Ramming the metal stake of the statue into the soft ground above you, the aches and screeches the earth made in the form of crunches pained... (more »)
It was raining the day my brother, Kevin, walked out of our house and never came back. It was a long time coming, but I was still shocked. He was never the kind of person who put up with other people’s problems and he usually kept to himself. He... (more »)
She had always grown up in a persistent layer of dirt. No one could quite pinpoint the exact shade of her skin, but she proclaimed it to be the fiery green scales of a dragon. And for a long time, the children believed her. Her dirtiness was an... (more »)