Containment Theory He knows that every morning for several months he will forget while sleeping that he is an orphan now, and the knowledge will hit him while he puts a filter in the coffee pot or while he is shaving, meeting his own eyes in the mirror as the razor nicks his skin and the shaving cream turns pink with blood.
Fiction: General, T, English, Family, words: 14k+, 7/27/2014
2 Park that car, dream about me She will tell all this to some future husband and it will remind him of a scene from a movie. It won't bother him because it'll all seem too far removed to be a threat. That said, she will regret it.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/20/2009
1 The Shadow Summer » tiny summer thoughts.
Fiction: General, T, English, chapters: 5, words: 573, favs: 4, follows: 1, 9/2/2009
1 Memories before they're gone The town is already a blistered dream on the backs of my eyelids, fragments that flicker past, jerky and disjointed like an old projector film.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 379, favs: 5, 9/2/2009
3 I been downhearted, babe There's an uneasy feeling creeping up in my blood.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 433, favs: 2, 9/2/2009
2 July wishes Spend July making wishes, on all the brightest stars and every sip of beer you pretend not to see your father drink. Wish on the times you fall asleep at sunrise and the sound of your grandmother moving down the hallway in the middle of the night.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Family, words: 849, favs: 1, 8/31/2009
1 Airport Countries But airports are temporary by nature, free-floating and without connection, though they connect thousands of people each day: families, lovers, business associates.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 781, favs: 1, 8/31/2009
2 two variables a poem about beer and math.
Poetry: Family, T, English, Family, words: 124, 8/30/2009
Window But right now he's walking down a sidewalk at two in the morning, in the company of drunks and off-duty call girls, wondering if he could compare the sudden crash of Elaine's laugh to the sound of traffic and get away with it.
Fiction: General, T, English, words: 3k+, favs: 2, 8/24/2009
1 who the hell can see forever? This kind of blindness is a mercy.
Fiction: General, K+, English, words: 643, 8/1/2009
Other Lamentations for Summer He sits thinking of Annelore's eyelashes, pale and fine in the morning. Of his brother's hand against his face, wanting to start over. Of all his other lamentations for summer.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Family & Romance, words: 4k+, 7/3/2009
1 Iris I had missed the feeling of sunlight.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Family, words: 3k+, 7/2/2009
8 Chalk He first sees her from a second-floor window, when she's just a smudge of white against the asphalt. Chalk, he thinks. She doesn't look any more permanent than that.
Fiction: Romance, T, English, Romance & Mystery, words: 4k+, favs: 18, 7/1/2009
1 Murmur There's a murmur that thumps one pulse behind her heartbeat; when the doctor pauses and the shadow of a frown ghosts across his mouth, she thinks he's heard it.
Fiction: General, K+, English, Suspense & Romance, words: 980, favs: 1, 6/30/2009
2 Coats She knows how to be alone, but not how to be alone when other people can see you, and you haven't got any defense.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Family, words: 997, 6/16/2009
1 Zoo Languages It's stunning, how quickly people's use of language devolves when confronted with animals.
Fiction: Essay, K, English, words: 700, 6/16/2009
2 The loneliest thing when you almost mistake the ocean at night for a barren field
Poetry: Life, K, English, Poetry, words: 34, 6/15/2009
3 But now am found Toby found her first.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 5k+, favs: 3, 6/14/2009
3 Lostness I was afraid, for the first time, that I was going to die. Not of hunger or cold or at the hands of sinister people, like we learned about in school. I might vanish, just from sheer lostness.
Fiction: Young Adult, T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 7k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 6/14/2009
8 Happy people in old photographs » pictures, boxes, and hobos.
Fiction: General, K+, English, chapters: 3, words: 962, favs: 2, follows: 1, 4/29/2009