Year: 2015

1. Page One

Tick tick tick tick Tick tick DING! What the fuck was that?! My eyes open slowly, my head is pounding, and I’m freezing for some damn reason. I grab for the blanket but it smells different…almost musty or spicy. What the hell. This isn’t my bedroom. Where am I?! I sit up and see that Read More

2. The Jungle

The humid air hits me and I gasp for air. I step through the door onto the mossy ground of an actual jungle! There are huge trees with vines and the ground is mushy with moss. I know it’s daytime but I can’t see the sky because the trees are so thick with leaves that Read More

3. Curiosity Killed the Cat

DING! Oh my God.  Oh Fuck.  My head is killing me.  Ugh.  The sheets smell musty again.  Must be in the same damn room.  My eyes bolt open and I sit upright.  Where the hell is my arm?! From my left elbow down is nothing.  NOTHING. Ok. Breathe.  Settle down.  If I don’t settle, I’ll Read More

4. Amanda

The night he walked out on Amanda, it had been a typical lover’s spat. It was storming that night, the kind of night they both love, but not that time. Read More

5. Fit for a King

Ding! Nooo…go away. DING! Fucking typewriter.  I open my eyes expecting to see the ceiling over the bed, but I’m sitting upright at the Royal typewriter.  My one hand is on the keys and the paper loaded on the spool says “Page One”. Why the hell am I always one page one?!  Why the hell Read More

6. To Grandmother’s House We Go

As the girls rounded the bend by the sea of oak trees onto the dirt road, Amanda opened her eyes and realized where Liz was taking her.  They were headed to Amanda’s grandmother’s house.  Maw Maw raised Amanda from the time she was a child.  They lived far back on the plantation grounds in what Read More

7. Maw Maw

As soon as they got to the porch, Maw Maw stepped out and welcomed the girls.  She told them to take their muddy shoes off, handed them both towels and ushered them to the bathroom that she had heated with an electric space heater.  The rest of the house seemed chilly except around the small Read More

8. When It Rains, It Pours

It felt like a damn 747 hit the building the way the thunder shook the loft.  It made my teeth clank together! I can hear the rain, but with no windows other than the sky lights, I have no idea how bad it is.  Jesus!!  The thunder came again sounding like another airplane crash this Read More

9. Quicksand

Feels like the water is getting thicker.  There better be some way out of this. My chest feels like it’s going to explode and I know there is no way I can get back to the apartment door.  Come on.  Something! Anything!!  All I can see is brown mucky water and a few odd, marsh Read More

10. Nobody’s Bitch

The moss under the bushes is pretty nice.  Soft and thankfully not super wet.  If I had a patch of this back home, I’d be inclined to lay on it at night and look up at the stars. Home.  That’s a nice thought.  It seems like a lot of things are coming back to me Read More

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