Stories tagged “2013”

  • Another Year

    Hot cocoa sloshed. A small spot appeared on her jeans, just above her knee. She laughed at her own clumsiness before she finished off the last few swallows of the soothing liquid. It had cooled quickly. She stood, setting the mug back in its place, shi...

  • March 7

    I’m wearing the same T-shirt as I was wearing yesterday. It’s all black except for the ~16:9 photo on the front and the caption unerneath: “BROOKLYN BRIDGE” reads the top line; underneath, “NEW YORK”. I got this shir...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 6

    My legs are somewhat hairy, sufficiently so that I despise certain types of pants because, when I put them on, they rub the hairs the wrong way and I don’t like the feeling. My legs have been through a lot. Currently they’re crossed at the ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 5

    On the sidewalk near my apartment, on the other side of the inlet to the parking lot and on the other side of the road verge, there’s this little tree. I think it’s some sort of pine-like tree. It’s got the same type of green needles ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 4

    I think my doodles have changed in recent times. Used to be I’d just draw random little stuff—rocketships; comets or fireballs based on the holes punched into the paper; random geometric stuff. One time in ninth grade I filled the side margin (...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 8

    On the fourth day, God created the luminaries. There’s a documentary called In the Shadow of the Moon. My father introduced it to me and I highly recommend it. In Arabic, the Moon is القمر—ask Wehr, Wiki, Google, and Al-Kitaab fii Ta`allum...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 9

    I’m Ted McNamara and this is the six o’clock news. A car bomb went off downtown today, killing fifteen and wounding seven. The bomb was packed in a station wagon parked next to the strip mall by the university. Police, FBI, and Homeland Security we...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 10

    good night the stars aren’t all out just yet twilight’s fading, night’s rolling in but it’s still blue outside the moon’s come up the headlights are on on all the cars there’s a cool breeze i’m in the shadow of...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • March 11

    The social mechanisms in the bar ground to a halt when she reached its threshold. She surveyed the scene briefly before pushing through the old venetian-blind doors, their red paint cracked and peeling, chipped off completely in a few spots. Her face, ...

    • Author: Abstract
    • Posted over 6 years ago.