Listening in on a phone call my boss is having on speaker.  I’m annoyed by and embarrassed by her behavior.  She is calling her son’s friends to tell them he has to be on a conference call with a potential employer or something. Molly is on the other end, being business polite but i know […]

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 put all of our money together for alyssa’s birthday present.  i got her a tiny gold castle and a porcelain waterfall.  they were so intricate and fragile.  we all hoped that she would like them.  but the waterfall was the water only, it didn’t have a cliff to hang over.  i was setting it […]

inside a warehouse that has been converted to an art gallery that is hosting a concert that sometimes has an in-ground heated pool in the middle of the space but also sometimes doesn’t. i am standing against the back wall with a friend.  there is a tall red-haired girl there on her own and she […]

at some kind of fancy conference center.  the conference rooms are all bright and glitzy.  everyone there is very wealthy and it’s inside a vegas-style hotel mall.  i was given a discount ticket and only went because i knew i could get my prescriptions refilled at the pharmacy inside.  i put my bottles on the […]

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 […]