Wash, A Short Story

"Do you know why you're here?" she asked me, voice filled with bass. I was sitting in a psychologist's office. It was so typical it hurt my sensibilities. Soft but firm light brown couch for me. Black, upright back chair for her. A few pictures of nature and ocean on the walls. Succulents thoughtfully laid … Continue reading Wash, A Short Story

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Cyclepath

The light drained from the sky, mountains, trees, buildings, and the sea, opening the portal of night with orange hues gradually darkening to black. The lights of man twinkled on one by one across homes, buildings, and streets just as the stars dotted the black sky. I didn't see the weekday sunset as usual. Instead … Continue reading Cyclepath

The Day Nobody Died

A father and son quietly walked a mile deep into one of the few remaining forests reserved for hunting. They both wore bright neon colors to stay visible to other hunters and had guns affixed to their shoulders. The father was also carrying a backpack filled with supplies. "Can I have a snack, please?" the … Continue reading The Day Nobody Died

The Experience

... and then I left my body. I hadn't known nothingness before. My senses couldn't detect anything. If time was here, I didn't know how much of it came and went. I felt, thought, and imagined nothing about the nothingness. Then the stillness moved. The darkness penetrated so deep it became bright, black sunlight. The … Continue reading The Experience

Baby Forest

Every day since finding out she was pregnant, Vee took long walks along one of the many paths trailing near her house in the forest. As she walked, she'd rub her tummy and tell a made up story about the forest to her growing baby. No matter the weather or how she was feeling, which … Continue reading Baby Forest

Shitty Games

The sun raised itself over the skyline, shining brightly through the open windows of Al’s room. The two rose in sync everyday, but Al did so less gracefully. The slender, earth brown skinned 10-year-old boy thrived on filling each day up to the brim with adventures. He stretched his especially long arms above his body, … Continue reading Shitty Games

Fear of the Sea

INSPIRED BY AND FEATURING ARTWORK BY CHEENO. Seasar Waterways sat in his swimming trunks on the edge of a wooden dock leading out to his father’s favorite river, The Ways. A few miles ahead, the river and the sea met. “That’s called a confluence,” his father Banks had told him many times until he could … Continue reading Fear of the Sea

Before There Was Time

Before there was Time, all of the Present accepted itself as subject to Change. There was no reason to look behind or forward, to have a Past or Future. The Present was always enough and if not, Change would come. It always did. All Souls had Faith in Change and it's Mother, the Universe. Nonetheless, … Continue reading Before There Was Time