war planes in the sky. too many bunched together, helicopters too. there is a collision. a helicopter crashes into a neighbor’s home. my dad rushes up to rescue the pilot and start first aid. the planes clear out but another craft floats by soundlessly. an alien craft. diamonds of wavy stained glass in vibrant colors, […]
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 […]
I’m walking downhill to go to the bank. I have to get there before they close so that I’m ready to leave the country. I’ve won a scholarship to spend a year on the Blue Isle in a place called M_______ M_____ (even in the dream I could not remember the name long enough to […]
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.