Eyes Closed

The sky is so blue. She closes her eyes and imagines that she's falling. Falling. Falling, from very far away. Clouds surround her, and she starts to sin. The ground looks like her great aunt's quilt. The air is so pleasant up here.  A noise disturbs the silence. She opens her eyes to see a helicopter approaching from one …

Writing 102

I need you to write what you know.  Her eyes had leveled with mine.  I need you to be raw and unforgiving. None of this stuff about elves or outer space. That's not what we need right now.  "I can't believe she said that to you." Keisha's eyes narrow. "Who does that woman think she is?"  "Kinda stupid," …

Dornick

I love how when I walk into a crowded room, I suddenly exist. Our colors blend together creating something new. We become part of the organism that exists only at that place at that time.  Yesterday Jules told me to stop dating that married doctor, but I hadn't known he was married. I also hadn't …

Aberration

Why the ice? Why the tundra? Why the middle of nowhere you ask? Because it's barren. Because I don't want to look for Beauty in an obvious place.  Josh clutches the ad between his forefinger and thumb. Why did he agree to do this?   Wanted: 10 – 12 individuals who want adventure and are willing …

Dreamer

My brother bought me a necklace for $75, and it's probably the tackiest thing I've ever seen. A plain golden chain with tiny cursive letters spelling out the word dreamer. I actually laughed out loud when he gave it to me, and fortunately, he thought it was because I loved it.  I wear it all …