in a classroom loft.  i’m 14 or 15, stuck in some kind of mystery school detention center.  i put my money down carefully on the desk but the bills are picked up by a draft and go over the edge.  I stare down and see that they made it outside and landed next to the […]

They tell me Alenia is dead.  That she killed herself.  I don’t believe them.  No way. And how would they even know? So I call her.  She answers. I knew I was right.  I tell her that people are saying she’s dead and she tells me it’s true.  No.  No you can’t be.  That’s crazy, […]

we put all of our money together for alyssa’s birthday present.  i got her a tiny gold castle and a porcelain waterfall.  they were so intricate and fragile.  we all hoped that she would like them.  but the waterfall was the water only, it didn’t have a cliff to hang over.  i was setting it […]

we are in a place that is a little like Prairie House.  Communal feeling, but also business-like.  we all sit in the main room with our coats and sleeping bags but i keep trying to get people to go through a side door in a room to our left that leads outside.  no one does […]