sitting on a long couch with several others.  a man enters the room with a gift bag and sits down at the opposite end.  he pulls out the gift inside and asks us for our opinion.  it’s a collection of three perfumes with nature names, sea mist and such.  he says he got them for […]

running to class.  taking a shortcut i remember like muscle memory in this UK city.  i go into a building and take a narrow winding stone staircase up to a bridge that will bring me across the street to the second level of another building.  but this bridge is freaking ancient.  the sides have mostly […]

We’re walking up to the border.  right behind the giant painted sign welcoming us to Mexico is an arch of neon lights and flashing shapes: WELCOME TO BUCKETHEADLAND So this is where we’re going to live and find jobs. Ok! I can make this work.  I get a job at a facility that trains dogs. […]

we are in a place that is a little like Prairie House.  Communal feeling, but also business-like.  we all sit in the main room with our coats and sleeping bags but i keep trying to get people to go through a side door in a room to our left that leads outside.  no one does […]

I dreamed I was teaching creative writing at 8pm on Mondays. And whatever picture 4 year old Jaimie picked to color in a scribble, that’s what would come true. Last year it was a giant dinosaur lost off a country road. We tried to coach her into seeing a girl standing at a door with […]

on a train, headed to work.  there are cliffs that a person can swing across if they miss the train, but it’s dangerous and the water below is rushing and cold.  we are three stops into our route when our conductor gets the request to got back to the first stop and pick up more […]