In a 50s style Dairy Queen.  Waiting 3 hours for a chocolate shake and flipping out at the servers.  Finally getting my shake and it’s warm, dark liquid. In a sitting room crowded with furniture and books.  I open a coffee table book. The pages are thick and coated like wallpaper samples.  Some drawings are […]

standing in our front yard at night.  noticing the gray stripes of large snakes taking over the yard. i point them out to a friend and we go inside. trying to clean up our home.  our relationship has reached a level of dysfunction that is visible to all who walk in.  his kid doesn’t even […]

i have messages from mo and oona.  they want me to schedule dinners with them when i arrive back in oxford.  at first i’m excited and trying to figure out which day of the week works best.  a man comes delivering newspapers and i see him through the frosted glass of my front door while […]

Hannah having trouble breathing when on her side, but ok when she’s on her belly.  Wishing I could do more for her.  Promising I won’t leave her. Driving by a field and seeing my grandpa walking toward the road, looking to be in great health. Feeling near tears because we can’t stop to see him. […]

sitting on a couch at a low-key party.  facing a tv with a staircase to our right.  the woman next to me explains that she and her husband had another person in their relationship for a while but it didn’t work out.  her husband nods and says that he was fine with having another person […]

julia sent me a video of my cats. she knew i missed them.  i ran up to the computer lab to watch it but my college roommates were already there, in my account, playing it before i even had a chance to see it.  they were oblivious to boundaries and expected privacy and didn’t understand […]