i gave brett a present.  it was a game he had been wanting.  but when he opened it and pulled out the controller and the floppy disc, i stopped him and realized my mistake.  i had gotten him an xbox game.  he needed playstation.  how could i be so stupid? i took it from him […]

men’s pointy leather shoes stuffed with…  something.  money? beans? i don’t know. a cassette tape including the last words of my husband.  he died in a helicopter fire. the government set him up.  i was going to prove it. aethy’s husband discovered it in my belongings and said “this is your husband?’ yes. “does she […]

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 […]