in a dark space.  finding the end of a rope on the dirty concrete.  following it through rooms until it led me to an 8 year old girl wearing a backpack and school clothes.  explaining that i’m going to take care of her.  that i know it’s a little weird because we’re different races, but […]

at the pet store.  speedwalking through the aisles.  the place is dirty.  the glass cases are blurred with fingerprints and gunk.  there is hamster bedding everywhere.  but i find her.  a little baby hannah, just a couple months older than when we first found her.  i needed her since the first hannah was getting older […]

we’re in some sort of cafeteria, but the floors have the cheap carpet of our library and there is a fundraiser of some sort going on.  i don’t know exactly what it is for.  and the only thing up for bid is a paperback book of watercolor medical illustrations.  i can’t really afford it, but […]

me and my cousins, sitting in the front room at my grandparents’ house.  we joke about how we don’t want to adjust the couch cushions because we’re afraid of what we might find.  this place hasn’t been cleaned in years.  i sit on the floor in front of the couch laughing.  i look up at […]