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I thought that simply dieting and exercising would be enough. But that all came crashing down when I learned my body just wasn’t fit to carry the physique I so desired. Once again my parents had meddled with another faucet of my dreams. I couldn’t hate them enough, but it seemed the level of hatred they deserved would forever increase.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.12.2012 @ 5:52 pm


It was indeed a vegan burger. Served with steakhouse dressing. Didn’t know if that broke the vegan oath. But I was paid, I was hungry, and it felt good. To spend this much money wasn’t wise, but then again foolish curiosity has always led to ingenuity. And it was time to dig in.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.10.2012 @ 10:13 pm


Today was a test run. I was proving to myself that I could manage the challenge without a crowd of cheering pedestrians. Decked out in purple, I met the sun. A 26 mile run was the enemy I had to put down.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.08.2012 @ 7:45 am

I needed to see the way he battled, as I knew not what I had signed my life up for. I knew these wars were a matter of life or death, but he was a champion so I figured he’d be up for the challenge. I never thought he’d ask to fight me.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.07.2012 @ 8:26 pm

It was a one time thing. A demonstration of my new found emancipation from the coward I was known to be. I jumped. Like the rest of them. But unlike them, I hadn’t any wings to break my fall.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.07.2012 @ 12:26 pm


It stood there. The tree that had stood, for years and years. Silently watch me grow. From young swinging child on a tire. To bitter youth swinging tireless fists. But now I was an adult, and that limb of nature knew too much.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.07.2012 @ 1:18 am


Simply indescribable were the days I spent navigating the maze he had created to keep his inner child safe from the demons that hid under his bed. As his psychologist, I couldn’t give up and pass him on to some quack psychiatrist. Can you imagine the money I’d lose?

» Posted By Ruben On 03.05.2012 @ 5:33 pm

Never thought myself a professional. Only a boy who had a dream and never bothered to think it impossible. After reaching it, he decided achieving this milestone wasn’t proof enough that he wasn’t dreaming. So he repeated this endeavor until it stopped feeling unreal. 26 years later, crossing that finish line still feels as much a fantasy as the first time.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.05.2012 @ 2:00 pm

It was my first time with this shrink. I’d only ever dared to seek help once. At 18, desperate, alone and lost; I ran to the school psychologists in hopes she had the answers to my problems. And in a way sh, she did.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.05.2012 @ 12:35 pm


It was a new day in a a different town. My car was still running and I was grateful to Old Bestsey. We had half the country to traverse before turning myself in to the devil and taking the reigns of hell for a Century.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.04.2012 @ 8:10 pm


Fuck you! I was finally able to wield my hair as a weapon. the way my ancestors meant my hair to work. It was a proud moment that boomed of desperation.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.03.2012 @ 8:23 am

Destroying the homes of a million people never sounded so rational. White women thought it’s alwayls been the case. why stop now?

» Posted By Ruben On 03.03.2012 @ 2:15 am

I unknowingly weave in and out of the road. Unaware that my desperate attempt to recapture the idiotic thrill of my youth would destroy the joy I’ve earned.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.02.2012 @ 12:25 pm


There was a light amidst this fog, I couldn’t make out a source. Only a faraway hope. I extended my arm to reach it, as I was struck from behind by a cold disillusion.

» Posted By Ruben On 03.01.2012 @ 9:49 pm


I’ve lived the lone wolf’s life for far too long. Time dragged when you had no one to talk to. But I didn’t care. I couldn’t take the heartache associated with a friend’s betrayal. I wonder if Jesus had stayed a top the mountain longer than his 40 days and nights, would then Judas have no opportunity to strade him in for gold?

» Posted By Ruben On 03.01.2012 @ 10:47 am

Letting them know was the hard part. To utter the words that had been haunting me for the past 3 years was too much to bear. This decision had brought anxiety, the likes of which my body was unaccustomed to.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.29.2012 @ 10:48 pm


I hadn’t thought of the effects pulling the moon away would have on gravity. But it seems as love’s guardian blessed us, we floated higher. Blissful and unprepared for the hardships love always seems to be readily willing to seve.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.28.2012 @ 10:12 am

There was no magic in my tiara. Only the sad reminder of the life I’d given up. Charlie would never understand why this crown needed to be taken on by me. Why I couldn’t let my brother ruin a legacy of grandeur. His heart wasn’t strong enough to carry this country. We weren’t made of the same DNA.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.27.2012 @ 9:12 pm

Letting him inside was only the beginning. I had plans for him. We were barely on the first course, and dessert was heating up. The moon wasn’t full, and we weren’t in love. Our night guardian was crescent shaped tonight, and my his smile matced the moon.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.27.2012 @ 12:16 pm


As I sat in my dirty couch, I contemplated that ignored throw pillow. White and fully dressed, prepared to provide unimaginable comfort. I knew I had to have it. If only my wallet knew this too.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.27.2012 @ 5:03 am

I was working 10 hours a day, then going to school then coming home for a two hour workout before going to sleep. 4 hours of slumber would suffice. I heard you burn more calories when awake anyway. A corpse was prettier than this gliving giant I inhabitted.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.27.2012 @ 2:26 am

Living in the city meant watching my back. This was a thriller. A popcorn filler. An edge of your seat car chase. In the middle of the dark. At 2 am. Because my art degree only prepared me to be a diner chef. But who’s complaining? I have ketchup stains on my shirt and a beautiful girlfriend to come home to.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.27.2012 @ 12:23 am


Nowhere in my iTunes library was there a song strong enough to life my spirits. And the booze cabinets were as empty as the balance on my bank account. My leg was still injured. There was no way to escape the pain. Frustrated, I bit my bicep and drew blod. The feeling of futility can be so overwhleming.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 11:50 pm

My energies were low and I felt like a failure because well, I failed. I was never one for sugar coating and this was definitely a sweet situation. Joey won, he proved I couldn’t hold the business without him. I had to admit defeat and stand for the humiliation. I put my head in my hands and cried.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 11:24 pm


I was gonna shimmy and shake, I was gonna charm and take a few hearts to break. Anything was possible when the chains of those around you are loosened by the disassociation of acquaitances

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 10:19 am

Still, I had the night. Nothing could change the possibilities of nine o clock. Not a lazy friend. And definitely not a cheating boyfriend. So I grabbed that pair of boots I was saving for Coachella and stomped out the door.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 10:08 am

In need of a thrill, I sought out a couple of rocks, a couple of shots, gotta run a couple of blocks. But in between the chase and the pills and the satisfying pitter patter of my heart, lay a dark jealousy for the couple at the grocery store, getting ready for a quiet night.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 2:16 am

It wasn’t the life I once found exciting, yet the simplistic notion of coming home to a tub of soy ice cream and a steady internet connection now seemed exhilarating. The drugs were behind me, though I could still feel the mental scabs, that I must scratch every now and then to remind myself of how bad it hurts to be lost in a world of self indulgence.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.25.2012 @ 12:18 am

I left the agency, but not before leaving a note. It read… “Boom.” Written across the sky in only their finest technology. It was for my safety. For revenge. But mainly for fun. Red covered the sky the day I decided it was time to blaze my own trail.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.24.2012 @ 10:01 pm

Leaving him was the best decision I ever made for my vagina. It now got all the attention it desired since it realized it was meant for much more than peeing. And not just by any fellow, but by only the best in the city.

» Posted By Ruben On 02.24.2012 @ 2:20 pm

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