Radio Silence

Radio Silence

"Shhhh..." Karl readjusts the duct tape on the man's mouth then nods in satisfaction. "This will all be over soon. We just have to wait." He didn't want to get too comfortable so he passed up the recliner and sat down on the dining room chair. The man, Brandon, head writer of Star Watch, had… Continue reading Radio Silence

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This Isn’t Just About Cereal

Let me tell you about the tragic underlying thought behind a potentially comedic event. So, I've been home by myself for a week. Side note: I'm so out of practice living alone! Anyhoo, it's like 11:30 or midnight or something and I have an intense desire for cereal. Cinnamon Life cereal, to be precise. With almond milk cuz I'm bougie. With all this freedom I have, leaving at midnight for cereal was a fucking THRILL! I put on my Sorta bra (it sorta supports me, ya know, just enough) and head out in my t-shirt and gym shorts. Now, if you know me, you know I love pockets. I can't… Continue reading This Isn’t Just About Cereal

Using Puzzle Pieces As A Metaphor for Personal Growth Is So Clichéd

Puzzle Pieces

...but I'm going to do it anyway. Life is like a giant puzzle with like, 4,163 pieces (I did the math with a calculator and everything!). Growing up, we have no idea what that puzzle is going to look like. We need to keep adding pieces. How do we add pieces, you ask? Great question!… Continue reading Using Puzzle Pieces As A Metaphor for Personal Growth Is So Clichéd

Odd Rain

Clouds and Sun

Such a strange rain today. Hesitant yet eager Like it had mistaken Falling for flying. It rapped on my windows; Urgent, full, seeking. As if desperately Trying to escape itself. Such a strange rain; Restricted by geography And the very cloud That required its release. Unsure of its strength Yet intent on flying, the rain… Continue reading Odd Rain

I Believe In Santa Claus

Believe in Santa Claus

Every time around Christmas, the same conundrum seems to come up among my friends and family with young ones: How to keep the belief in Santa Claus alive. When kids are really little, it's easy. There are so many things beyond their comprehension that even the microwave seems like magic. Hell, I remember throwing my… Continue reading I Believe In Santa Claus

Empathy vs. Sympathy

These days, everyone has troubling times. Our world has progressed to create immediate demand, instant gratification, and the necessity for near perfection. Regardless of who you are, what you do, or where you live, at some point you are going to be in a position where you are down or someone close to you is… Continue reading Empathy vs. Sympathy

Life Gets In The Way

Such a funny phrase -- Life gets in the way. Like Life is a cat that winds around your feet as you're walking down the stairs, determined to kill you. Or it's that one person at the supermarket with their cart on one side of the aisle while they read the nutritional labels on the… Continue reading Life Gets In The Way

The Border | written by Amy Jo

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The pop and snap of prescription pill bottles, swallow, light, inhale, scrape of the chair, cluster of tap-tap-taps on the keys, a silence beyond this room, beyond this wall I can almost hear you—the soil sifting, seeds spreading out, dry in your palm; folds of light robes around you like birds wings—your child asleep on… Continue reading The Border | written by Amy Jo

Stubborn Habits

Lonelybench

The world has this stubborn habit of continuing after a tragedy. The sun still shambles along the sky chasing the ever elusive moon. Rivers still run their perpetual marathon. The earth still spins as if showing off her pretty dress. They are too preoccupied to notice your trivial tragedies. Indeed, some subjectively are. How dare… Continue reading Stubborn Habits