I am Luke Lawson
TALES FROM LAW OFFICES #1
IT WAS HOT, it’s always hot. It was that kind of hot where when you walk down the street, already your back is drenched with sweat and at first little spots start to appear on your shirt and then it turns into a full back puddle of sweat; following you like your shadow.
BIG WHITE CAR
IT WAS ANOTHER night with no damn food in the fridge, no money, and the rent four months late. I was staring at the ceiling looking at some cobwebs drift in the breeze. The sun was up because of daylight savings time.
I woke up at five, looked at my watch, then put my head back down and stared for a while at the peeling paint on the set of drawers beside the bed. I was still wearing a shirt and was tangled up in it. I struggled out of it, took it off, and lay back down again, then got up, drank water out of the tap for a while - and then went and lay back down a second time. The job interview was at nine.
BUDDY AND JIMMY were fighting in the other room. Cindy looked up at her mother and said “this is deeply concerning”
I WAS SITTING at my typer but the words weren’t coming. It’s incredibly difficult to get out of dodge it seems. You know, I wonder how many people get themselves into situations they feel they can’t get themselves out of. The answer, I deliberated, is every, single, person, in, the, world.
THOUGHTS ON THE MINES
I SAT DOWN and started reading The Brother’s Karamazov again and after reading one hundred pages somewhere in the middle wondered ‘why does this motherfucker take so long to make a point?’. I guess my mind was elsewhere.
36 YEAH OLD MAN GOES ON RANT ABOUT MELBOURNE
I NEED TO drink to write, but I’m writing this right now without a glass of the good stuff. I wonder if I can tell a story without it. Probably not. Anywho.
THE MARVELOUS FUCK UP
I’M A MARVELOUS fuckup, I thought to myself as you sometimes do. I mean, I’ve fucked all sorts of things up. I bet you have too, haven’t you? Yes you have. Well, I’m to the point of this adventure in daily misery to remind myself of something good that happened in my life. There’s plenty, of course there is, but the first one that came to mind is the reptile park.