Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
I'm going to let them know all about it. That I know what they get up to. They do this sort of thing now, I said. And I shouldn't have said it. It's none of my or her business what they do and I'm one to talk anyway. From behind the windows darkness creeps across the lawn and into my eyes. All I want is my bed. The earth is turning faster than it should, while an insistent ringing grows louder. Can you hear it? No, she said. It hurts, I said. It looks like it, she said. I collapsed and vomited onto the threadbare carpet, grazing my cheek. That felt good. Warm and painful. I remember being punched really hard in the stomach as a child and how good it felt once the pain became hot, after the initial cold slicing of dullness through flesh. So heavy and numbing you're not sure if you will even survive it. Looking up at her I started to cry and rolled onto my back choking tears and thick liquid into the air. Look at me. I screamed. Look at what they've made me. Not them, she said. You. Look what you've made yourself.
Composed by Anonymous Author at 7:45 PM
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I knew a popular boy who in adulthood was sentenced to a life of loneliness. People who had liked him concluded that pagophagia was really the only thing that made him cool. Like the successful treatment of an obscure disease, he was miraculously cured of his friends.
Composed by Anonymous Author at 2:33 PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
He whipped the curtains apart. This is what daytime looks like, he shouted as he kicked the pile of my clothes on the floor. But you'd have forgotten, it's been so long. He stormed out and I heard him slam the front door, his heavy steps across the driveway crunching the gravel. Then the car door slammed and the motor started roughly. As the engine revved out of earshot down the street I rolled over and pulled the covers over my head and farted.
Composed by Anonymous Author at 7:29 PM
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
She feels the contours of the word with her tongue, tracing its outline. It is smooth, oval like a river stone and tastes poisonous. The sensation fills her mouth and slides down her throat into the cavity where she creates feelings of love and hate and fear. She trembles like a bee with wet wings drawn towards absence and evolves the courage to say the word out loud. "Hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian," she announces.
Composed by Anonymous Author at 4:21 PM
Monday, March 14, 2011
"You have very linguistic fingers," she aspirated, and embedded her clause into my dangling preposition. "Let's put the past participle behind us and get to the root of the word. I like to be tongue-tied... it's morpheme when bound. Subject me to your particle and treat me like an object. Ooh! How about a double entendre while we're in the mood?" she queried with a delightfully french accent. "After all, I'm singular, I agree with your gender, it's not just some phrase I'm going through... and let's conjugate!"
"Puck you're punny," I alliterated plosively. "Let's have syntax!"
Composed by Anonymous Author at 2:11 PM