Lonely Girl and Old Man

For a very long time, Lonely Girl had been the only ghost in the old library. ┬áThe students would hear her floating quietly in between the dusty shelves, picking out an ancient text or so, laughing at some funny story, and then putting the book back into its proper place. Sometimes, they would hear a…

One

I’ve always been afraid of things. I’m not sure why. Mother says it’s because I was born in the Solstice. I doubt it. If I were born then, I should’ve been dead by now–like all the other Children the Government had passed judgment on for being born on that day. No, I think my fear…

Futami-san

That day he came into her life, she already knew who exactly he was. He had always been there. A shadow lurking in the dark. Or a bright spot in the sun. So when he said, “I have come to take you now,” she just gave him the smile she had rehearsed all her life.…

Proverbs 4:23

A dreamer falls in love with an idea I had the urge to look at the picture once more. A very peaceful picture. A sleeping man. A glass table. The soft afternoon sun on his quiet smiling face. A very simple picture. Yet it incites so much emotion. My heart wreaking havoc inside my chest.…

The Young Man in the Coffee Shop

I was communicating with my friend, Jed, via text message when he told me he was headed for a coffee shop to write in his journal. I tried imagining this new friend write in an actual journal. I’ve only read his works online. So we came up with this relay of descriptive texts. Me: A…