Inside the tall building that is a hospital and a school and a shopping center.  I am following Mario World’s Star Road.  Next stop is the 6th floor.  The hallways are full of water.  We have to bail with buckets to get the elevator to come to us.  On the 6th floor I strip and […]

In a gas station running errands for someone that I don’t want to be doing things for.  I’m holding a jug of juice and a packet of tobacco when I hear the clerk say that some idiot just bought a case of that low-quality tobacco.  I know that it must have been the same person […]

in my apartment that i have now, but it’s much larger and near the top of a skyscraper.  the lights flicker and we hear sirens.  it’s a tornado warning.  i look outside and see three funnels from the same cloud.  they’re spindly and far away.  i think we’re not in danger but then i seen […]

it’s the 19th century.  in our heavy cotton white night gowns i check my sister’s hair and see bugs in it.  if her hair has bugs, then mine does too.  i put her to bed and go look at myself in the mirror.  the lantern behind me makes the mirror dark.  i’m not at all […]

a group of wizards is sitting at a picnic table near route 30.  my friend and i, teenage boys, are there to become apprentices.  he’s scared, but i’m determined to learn all that they know.  the wizards sit in their faded robes and complain that there is not an ashtray. i offer to get them […]

we are here to vote either for or against a new election.  we are given what looks like popcorn balls, styrofoam seed pods.  when you split them open children’s colorful refrigerator magnets are inside.  they aren’t letters, they’re symbols.  to vote for trump, you use any of the red magnets.  some of the reds are […]