No One Man Should Have All That Power

This morning I heard my mother singing Christmas Shoes between little fits of tears and choked gasps, so I knew there was no stopping Christmas this year. It was here. And even though my Nana is in North Carolina with my cousins who she “loves as well, Kevin, stop being such a selfish brat,” this…

Distracted

There it was again. That stupid bird. With the puffed out feathers and the one eye that I swear is bigger than the other, but that I can’t prove because it only ever shows me one side of its face at a time. With the beak that’s uselessly round like it tripped over and fell…

I Need You to Open Up

It might have happened over a matter of months or years. I don’t really know. I just wish I’d been more observant. There was no telling where anyone else was, but as I searched for what to do next, a dread washed over me that informed me that if I did leave my apartment now,…

Thumbprints

It was funny how quickly I lost the desire to keep track of time and place. I figured we’d see a lot, most of the country, even, and I wasn’t wrong. I wasn’t licensed for the rig, so Geoff told me I’d have to do enough watching for the two of us, but he never…