Nobody was exactly sure when The Van showed up. My younger sister, Lucie, insisted that it showed up in the middle of the night, but she was also unaware of the existence of the days of the week. At age six, she believed that all miraculous things happened in the middle of the night. Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy, The Easter Bunny, they all showed up in the middle of the night and performed their magic, unannounced, unseen, always diligent, alw...
Husband VS. Wife
Noise VS. Quiet
Who’s right VS. Who's sleeping on the couch
My time VS. Our time
End all be all VS. Having hobbies and friends
End of life VS. Having a life
Respect VS. I don’t care
It doesn’t even matter anymore VS. How can I somehow stay happy for another thirty years of this
Beer for Breakfast VS. Getting bitched at for having beer for breakfast
Pushing buttons VS. Bumping Pelvises
Previous Mate VS. Present Mate
The first time Poor Leonard shaved the mole off the side of his head, he thought he was going to die. He thought that he had somehow managed to cut into his brain, and that he could see his Knowledge pouring Out; in the blood; in the platelets… or if he looked close enough, could see elements of basic Knowledge attaching themselves to iron atoms; bonding; making fast for the journey:
Did these little fractured bits of his entire Knowled...
Felton Ray pulled up to the stop-light with a lot on his mind. The traffic around him was just heavy enough to be annoying. Felton knew this stop-light well. It was a quick green with a long red, and he might not make it through if any of the cars straggled. He was the fifth car in the queue. He had to make this light...
He was going to be late for work, again, and he didn’t need any more trouble there. His job had been tense and crazy lately; t...
Very little motion originates in his left side anymore. As the rain slowly picks up its frequency against the window two feet from his head he shifts his seated weight, dragging his left side to the right by the exaggerated rotation of his right shoulder, which shoulder is attached via muted, muscular-psychic string to his left knee and the action carries his left leg onto his right. He sits almost fe...