in a World Market type store.  we’ve been allowed to shop today.  the things we’re allowed to get are limited and will be inspected.  but it’s a treat nonetheless.  we giggle and imagine and play down the aisles.  sexangary made a piece of art that she finds for sale there.  it’s a deep wooden frame […]

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. […]

in a house, staring out the window at the most beautiful trees i have ever seen.  fire trees.  they look like living menorahs (with 5 flames instead of 7).  each flame, a huge orange-to-yellow leaf standing on end and glowing in the setting sun.  i ask john how he could ever live anywhere else, this […]

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 […]

i am in a combination of my first house and my grandparents’ house. Jan is at the sink, pouring bleach or gasoline over the counters.  we can’t afford the payments on the house and so we’re burning it down.  i think this is a terrible idea but no one is interested in my opinion.  Jan […]