Planning on sneaking into a high class party that we’re not invited to.  Possibly to scam someone, possibly just to pretend we belong.  I don’t have anything to wear but Molly offers me a dress.  It’s packaged like a barbie doll, a red silky thing with spaghetti straps in a clear plastic box.  i tell […]

folding newspaper strips into chain lace for our wedding. the way mom used to do with wrigley gum wrappers. bringing my fiancée to  see my hometown which is all indoors like a giant mall. my mother is supportive but the community is not.  they pass me around the school gymnasium on a chair made of […]

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 […]

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 […]

we’re in some sort of cafeteria, but the floors have the cheap carpet of our library and there is a fundraiser of some sort going on.  i don’t know exactly what it is for.  and the only thing up for bid is a paperback book of watercolor medical illustrations.  i can’t really afford it, but […]