it’s the 19th century.  in our heavy cotton white night gowns i check my sister’s hair and see bugs in it.  if her hair has bugs, then mine does too.  i put her to bed and go look at myself in the mirror.  the lantern behind me makes the mirror dark.  i’m not at all […]

ann is showing me the wedding invitations.  she wants to make sure they are alright.  they are so very ugly.  pads of thin yellow and pink ruled paper, like those that came in cheap 80’s notebook sets, cut into cutesie shapes that unfold like paper dolls.  the paper is so thin the ink from the […]

i am applying for a job at NU. i write to the hiring manager to tell her that I know there is a rumor about something I did but that, if given the time, I can explain how it was better for the organization that I did it.  This pisses off the President who happens […]

i was looking for work.  going from business to business to ask about openings.  i was way out in the country and headed to another stop.  the business was a white building down a long gravel driveway.  i stopped at the fence posts and looked out across the field.  it was a beautiful sunrise.  the […]