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 […]

standing outside looking out at fjords.  everything is tinted green as if i’m looking through darkened windows but i’m not.  it’s very eerie.  my driver approaches and gets in the car without saying anything.  ah, it’s this guy again.  he doesn’t talk much.  i get in the car and the roads are crazy like the […]

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 […]

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 […]

sitting in an open space office in a skyscraper.  there are crashes and rumbles of thunder.  the building is being buffeted with wind and storm but we work through it like we always do.  when the building starts to sway i tell my coworkers “this is what an earthquake feels like.” a woman agrees.  she’s […]

in a white farm house like Jaimie’s. i am watching through the windows.  there is a kid at the end of the driveway, hitting the ground with a stick and pacing.  there is a teenager walking in circles in the yard strewn with leaves.  i go out the side door onto the deck and there […]