“What if it doesn’t work out?”

At my local Dunkin Donuts, I'm sitting at a small table, a friend and former coworker swiping over it with a napkin. "So, I'm just gonna talk to you a minute--just a short thing about the company I work for. It'll just take 20 minutes, tops." The table clear of crumbs, he pulls out a … Continue reading “What if it doesn’t work out?”

Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

Disclaimer: Man, yesterday was one of the worst days of my life in recent times. Nothing life-alteringly horrible happened, but plenty (like too many) small things went horribly wrong. There was the having-a-long-heated-debate-with-a-friend-about-why-I-don't-date part. There was the discovering-the-spot-of-grease-that-was-smeared-all-over-the-foot-of-the-stairs-in-my apartment-building part, during which I took a comically bad fall and landed on my hand and hip. … Continue reading Just Watched #4 – Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2

The Way Forward

So, I spent about a week making sure the edit of "Aixa" was perfect. It took way longer than I thought it would. But, as stressful and difficult as that edit was, I enjoyed doing it . . . . . . because it felt important. And it felt right. It was something that I … Continue reading The Way Forward

“It has to be perfect.”

At work, Louis is trying to record a voice message on an answering machine. "Thank you for calling ticketing services at [redacted]. We are open from--" The line clicks. The woman training him is smiling. "You paused too long." Louis blinks. "Okay," he says, thinking, Seriously? Louis tries again. Gets two sentences in before another click. … Continue reading “It has to be perfect.”

Dream Diary #2 – A Remnant of Sith Hatred

In the lore of the dream, I'd been a member of the Rebellion. Or, really, whatever faction stood in the Rebellion's place; my dream took place far in the future of the Star Wars universe, and, although technology doesn't seem to advance in a galaxy far, far away, there were drastic differences in tech in my future. … Continue reading Dream Diary #2 – A Remnant of Sith Hatred

Practice Poems #3 – 20 Feet Beneath You

Look down. Imagine what's 20 feet beneath you. Someone else's bedroom? The underside of a bridge? Maybe an animal den. Probably all of those things. A red panda's hammock, hanging from bridge girders. You'd have to wreck your schedule to find out for sure. Beg the cops to let you clamber down there and take a look. … Continue reading Practice Poems #3 – 20 Feet Beneath You

Rain and Jurassic Park

Welcome back. Thanks for coming by for this first in another week of posts. So, I realized . . . I do a lot of series. In fact, since I started posting every week day . . . I think every single post has been part of a series. It's getting a little exhausting. So … Continue reading Rain and Jurassic Park

Monday, AM #4 – ON / OFF

So, this is probably the last Monday, AM. The series just isn't doing well, which is fine--I'll take another day to post whatever I want (currently just Friday), but this weekday posting gig requires me to make new series all the time, so I'll have a few Monday standards figured out before long. In the meantime, let's … Continue reading Monday, AM #4 – ON / OFF