Strangers in the Storm

“In restless dreams I walked alone. Narrow streets of cobblestone. ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp, I turned my collar to the cold and damp. When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light, that split the night, and touched the sound of silence.” -Simon and Garfunkel- Her voice droned into a muffled whisper andContinue reading “Strangers in the Storm”

Kicking and Screaming

“Jeremy. This is voluntary.” “Good, if it’s voluntary, then I don’t want to go. I have better things to do with my time.” “Well… it’s voluntary, but we still suggest you attend.” “So… is it voluntary? Or is it mandatory? It can’t be advertised as one thing when you mean the other. Are you suggesting,Continue reading “Kicking and Screaming”

Oysters and Pearls

I was pulled from the stifling darkness with a forceful yank. One moment I was enclosed in a wooden box, paralyzed from head to heels, and the next I was shaken from slumber by terrified family members. The transition from dreaming to wide awake was instantaneous. My eyes ripped open and their concerned faces filledContinue reading “Oysters and Pearls”

Claustrophobia

When I was a child, my father asked me to help work under the trailer (we once called home), to wrap water pipes and stuff new insulation in preparation of the upcoming winter. A tight crawl space where the both of us had difficulties maneuvering. We laughed at the predicament and tried to make lightContinue reading “Claustrophobia”

Coincidence and Synchronicity

“From this day forward, until my dying breath, I will no longer believe in coincidence.” –JSM– Not long ago, my friend received a text message from a total stranger. Logically, the interaction could have gone one of two ways: 1) Ignore the text and move on and pretend it never happened; accompanied with a brief,Continue reading “Coincidence and Synchronicity”