Just a guy telling stories....
Twenty-Eight Years Ago I’ve lost the thread of what she is trying to tell me. All I know is I’ve done something wrong. I must have. She seems furious at me, and my seven-year-old brain is frantically searching for the magic phrase that will dissipate her anger, make her stop screaming at me.
Where Are They?
"Where are mom and dad?" my little sister asks again. It breaks my heart that I don't have a good answer to the question. The truth is simple; I don't know where our parents are. And that is not right. None of this is right - not by a wide margin; it is all wildly, unforgivably wrong. How is it that I, a fifteen-year-old high-school sophomore, should be left to babysit my two younger siblings?
The instant I fastened my seatbelt in the backseat, I knew the rumors of an urban legend about a taxi were true. I heard the metallic click, but then there was a louder click from the door. Did the driver lock my door?
Note to Self
The man awakes. He sees the laminated card resting on his nightstand; he picks it up and begins reading. Hey Scott, this is me, you. This note is a few reminders for you as your memory has show signs of impairment lately. This list is merely an aid to help remind you of a few key ideas.
Kenny and the Upside
“What the fuck did you say to me? An upside? If you value our friendship at all, you better explain yourself, and I mean now.”
“I told you we need to use the stopper. It skitters away too quickly otherwise. I already regret sharing my affliction with Zach. The instant I approached his bathroom vanity sink, he pulled the plug from the basin and refused to let me have it; he’s a true germ-o-phobe and refused to let me plug the sink.
Again, the hooded figure beside me raises his right hand, spins his index finger furiously fast, and reality goes away for several seconds. I can feel myself sliding sideways through space and time.
Papanca: A Story of Ten Dollars and Ten Minutes
The man squatting at the intersection is wearing a faded Nike t-shirt and holding a cardboard sign that reads, "Need Help."