Everyday Windows

“Who cares,” said the young woman who rarely spoke during group sessions. “Heidi, why do you say that? You don’t care?” the counselor sat back, waiting for her to respond.  “I don’t, but I guess hearing you talk about it as if it’s so important inspired me,” her raspy voice barely audible to the people … Continue reading Everyday Windows

Parasites

               “It’s been 500 years since the pandemic started. I mean, not really 500 years, but might as well. I’m lucky, my landlord is an old lady that will not charge me for the next 6 months,” for a moment, John’s face appeared to glow. The model felt uneasy, but she brushed off the passing … Continue reading Parasites

Some Kind of Light

“Trust me, you won’t die from touching the darkness, but if you reach out for the light, you might get burned to death,” a quote scribbled in a notebook on Julio’s desk next to a bag of mushrooms. “I’m awake,” he didn’t put much effort into speaking loud enough for his roommate to hear him. … Continue reading Some Kind of Light

Guaya Bay

The waters of Guaya Bay teemed with fish, crab, and lobster. Every fisherman wanted a chance to work those waters. Few actually dared, since all the ways to get to the bay were treacherous. By sea, a horseshoe wall of jagged rocks just beneath the water made it impossible for any boat to get through. … Continue reading Guaya Bay

Primum Ash

Cars littered every road leading up to Ash. It’s a miracle this desolate place became a town at all. If you didn’t come prepared with an extra couple of gallons of gas, you’d end up litter on those roads too. John didn’t know about this place before he found it on a 1950’s map. He … Continue reading Primum Ash

Somewhere New

Gabriel cried at the bottom of the front stairs leading up to his grandmother’s house. His sweat mixed with his tears, and he licked it from his upper lip with a bit of clear bugger. “Hey, you, let’s go,” the figure emerged from behind an old pick-up truck parked on the side of the street. … Continue reading Somewhere New

The Garden of Thoughts

The first rays of sunshine poked through the crystallized gunk covering his eyes. He woke up and quickly began to tend his garden of thoughts. His roommates stumbled awake, a bit startled by the break in the morning routine. Marcos danced slowly, making waves with his hands and smiling without having a real reason for … Continue reading The Garden of Thoughts