I call Mo from the island of my bed. There are two kinds of fish that can save us. We just have to reach down into our floors when the time is right and they turn to liquid, catch the fish, and suck the life juice out of them. I’m nervous. I have a huge […]
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 […]
Planning on sneaking into a high class party that we’re not invited to. Possibly to scam someone, possibly just to pretend we belong. I don’t have anything to wear but Molly offers me a dress. It’s packaged like a barbie doll, a red silky thing with spaghetti straps in a clear plastic box. i tell […]
looking at the sky. pitch black between large yellow and white stars. a claustrophobic feeling as if my face was nearly touching a painted ceiling. a narrator’s voice: Deep within her she held the Beginning of all Time. waking with a start.
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. […]
Andrea has moved to a new apartment. It’s several flights up and has a view of the Lake. I don’t know what to say to her, we’re all supposed to send her something. So I send clip art of a red house with a blue roof hopping away toward water and a happy green tree […]