julia sent me a video of my cats. she knew i missed them.  i ran up to the computer lab to watch it but my college roommates were already there, in my account, playing it before i even had a chance to see it.  they were oblivious to boundaries and expected privacy and didn’t understand […]

hiking alone at night over frozen snow.  when i reach my destination (a place where the starlight makes the snow glow blue-white) i look up to see the star in a moonless sky.  i find it easily, burning much brighter than any other star. i see it oscillating up there and remember my history lesson. […]

They tell me Alenia is dead.  That she killed herself.  I don’t believe them.  No way. And how would they even know? So I call her.  She answers. I knew I was right.  I tell her that people are saying she’s dead and she tells me it’s true.  No.  No you can’t be.  That’s crazy, […]

working at a hospital.  there is a large 13 year old girl giving the nurses a hard time.  they are tying to be patient but they can’t get past their own assumption that this is some ghetto girl who will never learn.  i visit her and i see that her eyes are dry.  she looks […]