i have messages from mo and oona.  they want me to schedule dinners with them when i arrive back in oxford.  at first i’m excited and trying to figure out which day of the week works best.  a man comes delivering newspapers and i see him through the frosted glass of my front door while […]

some kind of fair or block party.  there is a xeroxed giant bee floating in the sky and a sign saying to watch for the doofus dad.  people bring lawn chairs to watch.  sure enough, as a crowd runs away toward the parking lot, a man in a fishing hat carrying chairs and a cooler […]

working in an underwater restaurant.  like the building is full of water.  people walk in from the street and eat underwater.  tourists love it.  the water doesn’t spill out of the place when the door opens and people seem to be able to eat and talk and breathe just fine inside like it’s a human […]

i am at a deli with audra and someone else.  maybe thorn? we go to this deli three different times.  every time audra orders the same thing – a spicy mustard sandwich.  and every time she gets the mustard on her face.  at some point i go into a neighboring business alone and learn about […]

With Mo at the top of a high hill or low mountain.  they tell us the roads might be washed out.  we should wait to leave. but we go anyway because Mo (who becomes Audra) has to pick up her little brother. she promised. so we find a good strong slab of stone to use […]

there was some kind of commotion outside while we were having a cookout with the other tenants in this housing project. we realized the place was on fire.  a whole side of the building across the courtyard was up in flames.  ours was on fire too, but we thought maybe the fire department would put […]

sitting on a train and hopping across the aisle to sit on the new seats.  they were high and super cushy.   in the reflection from the opposite window, i could see a pack of cigs under the seat but when i reached, i only felt the brand new fabric tearing and balling up.   i […]