We know we are eels.
it must have been the fifth...
Outside a window a stag picks at an apple core,
its antlers, tilted downwards, catch on a branch,
it stumbles, takes a breath, regains its footing.
A wooden sign—nondescript
This is a story you’ve heard before. There’s a girl, let’s call her a young woman, with [blond / brown] hair and [blue / brown] eyes. Maybe you say these details are unimportant, but you know how they
"Two Men Dancing" and "Gloaming: August"
I like sex in fiction to be full of ambivalence—undeniable lust mixed with doubt or disgust. I have done things with lovers I don’t want to tell anyone.
Chapter 1a: Converging
Chapter 1b: Crisis
Your friends want to go out for New Year’s. You do not.
They prod and cajole you: come on, it’ll be fuuuuuuun.
It’s not that you don’t like going out. You will more than happily join
I started high school miserable. By my sophomore year, I was looping Sinead O’Connor on my headphones, the album with “Nothing Compares to You” and “I am Stretched on your Grave,” and trying not to
"The Courtyard" and "Double Jeopardy"
In contrast to wild animals, pets are timelines left on the floor. These models of accelerated, abridged lives can be found to the right of the Lazy Boy and the magazine rack.
one from the spit where I watched them...
"He slept among a pile of used truck tires ..."
For as long as Mark could remember, he had wanted to save someone from a wolf. He had wanted it to happen in a specific way. Peculiar even.
Two cop cars nose to rear...
You can’t skateboard over road work. But you can wipe your bloody hands on your jeans; blood doesn’t look right going down a drain. Later you see a twenty dollar bill on the
Thunderstorms form in dense, towering vertical clouds. The necessary factors for a storm to develop are moisture, rising unstable air, and a lifting mechanism. A single bolt of lightning is five times
Not knowing was better than being disappointed. If I didn’t know what TGOYI meant, it could mean anything.