A short I wrote a little while back. Enjoy. To endure for lost love or let time and distance annihilate what remains.
There were fireworks over the lake last summer like every summer I could remember before that. It seemed like our whole town had come out, with their plastic lawn chairs crowded along the muddy shore, the water lapping up steadily in the darkness. I had seen better firework shows, but for our rural town on […]
The rustling noise in a small office off the main hallway could have easily been explained away. A displaced and deranged rat scuttling around, unexplainable but expected old building noises, but Graham insisted that we investigate before continuing downstairs. I slowly opened the office door. Then the smell, the stench of body odor overtook us. […]
I awoke to an orange glow and a headache. Sitting up on a makeshift bed of couch cushions, the orange glow in front of me came into focus: fire. I looked behind me: fire. We were in the skybridge in the middle of the two buildings with fire at the entrances to the buildings on […]
A gently flurry encapsulated the skybridge. It was the first snow and in spite of everything it felt, for a moment, like the world was a magical place and that I was safe. It was delirium setting in I’m sure. The gray remnants of ash around Graham’s nostrils combined with the Dorito chip dust around […]
Wandering the vacant halls of the office building allowed our lack of conversation to seem purposeful and the avoidance of a million question permissible. It was as if we were on a mission, though there was no explicit goal. The vending machine. No surprise our meandering had led us there. It was the natural journey […]