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 […]

in a dark house that belongs to none of us, my two friends insist they need me to go get alcohol for them because i have my ID and they don’t. in a iiving room packed with random crap.  my sister is there.  we are wearing gowns that mean we’re in the past again.  she’s […]

standing on stone steps in a city that feels like it is indoors.  there is water running down the steps in a slow shallow waterfall, smooth as glass it diverts around my sneakers. they say the city is moving.  they have to.  it’s too wet.  i think this is ridiculous.  the green planes atop the […]

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 […]

in a World Market type store.  we’ve been allowed to shop today.  the things we’re allowed to get are limited and will be inspected.  but it’s a treat nonetheless.  we giggle and imagine and play down the aisles.  sexangary made a piece of art that she finds for sale there.  it’s a deep wooden frame […]

hiking alone at night over frozen snow.  when i reach my destination (a place where the starlight makes the snow glow blue-white) i look up to see the star in a moonless sky.  i find it easily, burning much brighter than any other star. i see it oscillating up there and remember my history lesson. […]

we’re going to bake a pie or something but first we need to find the required tools: levels, T-squares, wrenches. we have replaced the online stock images for “refugee” with the face of a white man.  if everyone who sees stories of refugees sees a white man as the victim, maybe they’ll do something to help. […]