I finally found Waldo. Keeled over drooling on the polished walnut bar with a half-finished drink sweating in his hand. His glasses were slightly askew and he smelled of the whiskey and sour mix. I passed through dust motes swimming in the angled sun rays peeking through the only window. My footsteps caught the … Continue reading I found Waldo.
Kasey and Dale headed east atop ragged horses, parched from another march through the cracked-dry desert. Behind them, the sun swelled to an orange monster as it drifted to the horizon. Both men hadn’t shaved in weeks and their army-issued shirts clung to the ribs under each arm, darkened with sweat. Their horses were even … Continue reading Get me a Drink.
Mrs. Kittery yawned behind her desk and scanned the thirty pairs of eyes facing her. Fatigued, the magenta colored classroom seemed to suck her energy through her shoes. “Okay class, open your math books-- Nicky, eyes up here-- to page 31.” So began another day. Math and social studies dragged and her … Continue reading Smiling faces, sometimes.
She looks at him with nervous eyes and slips out of the knee-length robe into lingerie. In the midst chilly March nights, she shivers and gooseflesh pimples up and down the backs of her arms. She presses her palms lightly to each hip and turns to accentuate her hips. Well? He smiles, not … Continue reading Midnights in March
So today is Mental Health Day, So I wrote a thing. A thing that's pretty personal to me. It’s about more than just “being sad” or “antisocial” no matter what your mom/dad/extended family say. It’s about just wanting to shut away the world however you can. It’s about feeling that gnawing … Continue reading What is Mental Health?
My cons and I slap the pavement along the waterfront with jazzual rhythm. I’m fresh off first shift at the cafe-- eight hours of my customer service mask and novella-length-extra-whip orders. Now I embrace my resting bitch face. I complete my ensemble with my headphones. My fall fashion: don’t talk to me. Across the … Continue reading Late Lunch Special.
The dead men’s boots were the first thing the pirates took. “We need their uniforms and their flags. Would you all stop worrying so much about their boots? Here,” Charles said, rolling the stiffening guard on his stomach. The sight of so much blood made him queasy. “Someone help me get his jacket off.” … Continue reading Fire on El Sanson.
I can see you with my eyes closed. Your hair, almond eyes, and your pale cheeks after a kiss, so subtly rosed The smooth velvet of your voice whispering little love you’s It’s springtime in my heart, I feel brand new You are the zenith of joy, brighter than new chrome rims Hotter … Continue reading Trailer park love poem.
Detective Monroe adjusted the box of tissues on his desk. He disliked, no-- loathed these meetings. Not because of the work, but because of the emotional tax. His face would flush, hands would begin to shake and he would have to wring them or sit on them. He’d even pretended that his eye itched … Continue reading Irving, the missing person
“Are you ready for bed, honey?” Mother asks, wrapping her scarf once, twice around her neck. “No,” the daughter crosses her arms. “I want to go with you.” Mother and father exchange wary looks. He’s fumbling with the couple’s vigil candles. Her eyes flutter and she shakes her head no. “Sorry honey,” … Continue reading Love- Flash Fiction