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suggestion

“It was just a suggestion,” she said.

He hated it when she did this. Softened the meaning of her words. If it was ‘just a suggestion’ then why did he react so negatively to the idea?

» Posted By dan On 07.10.2012 @ 11:45 am

turbine

The spinning turbine caught me off guard. Watching its mechanical swoon made me nauseous and I tilted backward on my feet until I caught myself. I was hypnotized, transfixed, and delirious.

» Posted By dan On 07.09.2012 @ 11:39 am

bucket

I drop my thoughts in the bucket outside the door and walk in feeling refreshed. My mind is a blank slate again and I don’t have to worry about my problems. My career, my relationships, my finances, none of them bother me as I pull out a stool at the bar and order a strong drink.

» Posted By dan On 07.09.2012 @ 10:48 am

overalls

He came in wearing dirt-smeared overalls. The screen door rocked back and forth behind him and the warm summer breeze came through, permeating the house from the floor to the ceiling.

» Posted By dan On 07.07.2012 @ 4:12 pm

detention

I know I deserved detention, but that doesn’t mean I was happy about it. I’m a good kid, but I was thrown in with all the derelicts of the school. For two hours! This would be about survival and getting home with getting my head shaved or some other mean, stupid prank.

» Posted By Dan On 07.06.2012 @ 3:53 pm

“Cancel my subscription to the revoooooolutioooooonn
Send my credentials to the house of detennnntioooooon”

Jim Morrison can say some pretty bogus things. I think that’s why we like him.

» Posted By dan On 07.06.2012 @ 1:41 pm

science

Science scares some people. Scientific observations, painstakingly measured and scrutinized observations, upset their worldview. So they say things to discredit and undermine science. I think this attitude is counterproductive, but omnipresent in America.

» Posted By dan On 07.05.2012 @ 2:47 pm

modem

I stepped on the modem and broke it into pieces. For something so high tech the design was a piece of shit. Next time, I’m buying a titanium-armored, 30 lb. modem, so that I will never again have to worry about the physical world interfering with my internet connection.

» Posted By dan On 07.04.2012 @ 12:01 pm

railroad

I got tired of my life one day and decided to walk along the railroad. I walked and walked and walked until the sun went down. I walked until I was too hungry to keep going and fell asleep on some rocks in a wooded area. My cell phone woke me up. Work. I threw the phone into the woods and kept on walking the tracks.

» Posted By dan On 07.03.2012 @ 11:33 am

harness

We bounded down the cave, barely hesitating to see where our feet would land next. We felt more secure the further we went. The darkness kept me from realizing how far down the ground was. The harness snapped and I fell freely into emptiness, slowly, slowly; and I woke up moments before hitting the ground.

» Posted By dan On 07.02.2012 @ 2:02 pm

motion

The wheel that stays in motion tends to keep spinning. Physics is a goofy way of redefining common sense. For those physics out there I pose a question: what does a wheel at rest tend to do?

» Posted By dan On 07.01.2012 @ 4:35 pm

chills

The chills are in my hands, in my feet, in my bones. Without hesitation, this is the most tired I’ve ever been – up for 48 hours.

» Posted By dan On 06.30.2012 @ 10:25 pm

saturday

Saturday opens a panoply of possibilities. I usually feel overwhelmed by the freedom of not having to work and instead of doing anything constructive, drown my inability to decide ‘what to do’ with red wine. The alcohol gives way to chemically-induced feelings of well being and self-confidence, which I cherish and lack throughout the work week. I can hardly wait until tomorrow!

» Posted By dan On 06.29.2012 @ 1:14 pm

configuration

The configuration of clouds in the sky slowly changed. So slowly I couldn’t watch it happen, but I noticed while I lay on the hill that their shapes shifted and grew more bulbous. The large clouds swallowed small clouds whole; by mid-noon, one had merged into a sun-strangling monstrosity.

I closed my eyes and slept in the shade.

» Posted By dan On 06.28.2012 @ 8:51 am

distributor

When I was young, I remember seeing a shadow in my room, long after dark. The Great Distributor stood at the edge of my bed. His name was a euphemism. He was more of a rearranger, a re-Distributor. He took from the have’s and gave to the have-not’s. He wanted my toys, and he wanted to give them to the poor children on the other side of town.

» Posted By dan On 06.27.2012 @ 12:50 am

soups

I have many soups to choose from at Whole Foods. Broccoli-Pea, Banana-split, Chili-cheese, Mushroom-broth and more. I feel paralyzed by all the choices so I end up only buying crackers.

» Posted By dan On 06.25.2012 @ 11:15 am

seeds

Seeds sown in fertile ground will be ready to reap in the Spring. No harvest, no food, no chance of surviving the year. We had to put an awful lot of trust in nature; that powerlessness was the bane of my upbringing.

» Posted By dan On 06.24.2012 @ 12:14 pm

minute

a minute. Time is so relative, something that is indisputably 60 seconds in length, has the ability to feel like 60 years.

» Posted By dan On 06.22.2012 @ 6:59 pm

fractures

The glass fractures. The man flies through and lands in the splay of shards on the oily asphalt. He is covered in blood and all is still except for the sputtering rumble of the car engine.

» Posted By dan On 06.22.2012 @ 9:16 am

persons

No one knows what they’ll become. Perhaps just as much as they promised, probably not enough, considering their potential. Either way we won’t even notice their shift from mediocrity, to success and back again. They are persons unknown, but to the ones that love them, they’re everything.

» Posted By Dan On 06.20.2012 @ 3:45 pm

Many anonymous persons pass me on the street every day. I’m on the look out to connect. Could these people potentially be my friends? Reaching out in a way that’s real and boundary-appropriate is so hard to do, and so instead I’m insulated in my bubble of familiar Facebook friends.

» Posted By dan On 06.20.2012 @ 11:47 am

pits

If you’re stuck out in the cold, the best place to stick your hands is either in your arm pits or your crotch. For obvious reasons, I prefer sticking my hands down my pants.

» Posted By dan On 06.19.2012 @ 12:22 pm

brief

case wanker.

» Posted By Dan On 06.13.2012 @ 4:43 am

grind

dancing these days, or so they like to call it, or so folks like to complain. indeed, i’ve been one of those complainers. i think i’ve been too hard on it. it can be awesome, and a type of dance. i just hate its the one that defines my generations gyrations.

» Posted By Dan On 06.07.2012 @ 9:51 pm

necessity

Im pretty sure there’s a lot of this in most people’s lives at the moment. One day there won’t be, it will be more chilled and relaxed when everything’s settled down and people don’t have to stress about working all the time. Not that working’s a bad thing, people left to their own devices can probably get a bit messy.

» Posted By dan On 06.02.2012 @ 3:27 pm

convict

I think that after the election Obama should be tried for treason and they should convict him for his economic crimes against the united states.

» Posted By Dan On 06.02.2012 @ 5:11 am

architecture

People always talk about the architecture of the ancient Romans. But what I want to hear them talk about is the sewage management.

» Posted By Dan On 05.29.2012 @ 8:19 pm

stunt

That little bitch pulled another one of her stunts. She thinks that we don’t know. She isn’t very bright. They all love her though. Mom will forgive her. Even I will. That’s what she does. What we do.

» Posted By Dan On 05.26.2012 @ 10:46 pm

engine

i can go without sleepin but no one can hear me ticking.
i just dream and help myself to be a better person.

» Posted By dan On 05.16.2012 @ 6:32 am

insect

a tinny creature that either is useful or not
a pest.you need it put it can make your life hell.

» Posted By dan On 05.15.2012 @ 10:12 am

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