• asavas commented on the post, toughest 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    This is the toughest letter I’ve ever had to write but, Evangeline, I don’t see a future for us. I know what your thinking: Why is he throwing it all away over an argument about veggie pizza? But it’s a lot more than just that. Last night’s fight opened my eyes. I’m so sorry.

  • asavas commented on the post, hillside 4 months ago

    She collapsed on the hillside, catching her breath after running and laughing. Through a tangle of hair her eyes meet mine.

  • asavas commented on the post, tedious 6 months, 1 week ago

    Every tedious ritual of the workday feels all the more insufferable this morning. How does one do this for a lifetime?

  • asavas commented on the post, metabolism 7 months ago

    My rail-thin figure is in large part thanks to my supercharged metabolism. But then again, perhaps I’m just not eating enough calories. I was never one to count them. I didn’t snack as much as my peers. But I sure drank a lot of Mountain Dew.

  • asavas commented on the post, steel 1 year, 4 months ago

    The taste of steel was the first thing she remembered. It woke her up, and stayed on her tongue for days on end.

  • asavas commented on the post, cement 1 year, 5 months ago

    The sound of his feet dragging on the cement had a strange resonant frequency. It carried with such timbre that it seemed as if the air was experiencing a heightened reaction to a noise previously unheard.

  • asavas commented on the post, wheels 1 year, 6 months ago

    So long as the wheels kept things spinning along at 60 miles per hour, Sophie felt safe and secure. She never knew that Irene was drunk most of the time.

  • asavas commented on the post, facsimile 1 year, 7 months ago

    What’s this? A black and white facsimile of his right hand?
    He held his palm to the paper. What a world he was born into, yet again.

  • asavas commented on the post, footsteps 1 year, 10 months ago

    Something he couldn’t quite pinpoint brought about a deep, painful sadness to his heart. Maybe it was the way the wind lifted her hair. Maybe it was the way the kiss of her footsteps grew ever more faint with each gentle step in the opposite direction.

  • asavas commented on the post, studying 1 year, 10 months ago

    Uninterrupted focus. What a concept. Anything is possible if you find the perfect furtive corner of the library. Should this corner be free of students in search of a place to screw, it could be prime studying conditions if you have the wherewithal.

  • asavas commented on the post, misled 1 year, 10 months ago

    He went into the conversation with a mission and a guiding principle: get the facts, take no shit. But the minutes slipped away, the discussion veered away in tangents and misleading pathways. Before long, the subject had become the puppetmaster.

  • asavas commented on the post, crumble 1 year, 11 months ago

    The bread fell apart in his hands. “How peculiar,” he thought as he watched the fluff crumble into dust. The thought of his next meal was, for some reason, not on the forefront of his mind. All he could do was contemplate his eventual fate, like that of his pastry.

  • asavas commented on the post, haunt 2 years, 3 months ago

    Never one to let something go, Sidney’s never forgotten a blurted phrase or awkward remark that she had the misfortune of speaking. She had a running list in her head, and it haunted her.

  • asavas commented on the post, passport 2 years, 3 months ago

    She tumbled out of her Uber like a tower of dirty laundry. She took inventory that instant – purse, passport, nalgene, sweater, and her car keys dangling from between her teeth.

  • asavas commented on the post, salmon 2 years, 3 months ago

    Is that shade of paint salmon or peach? To most people, the selection of one answer or the other isn’t worth much thought. But to the couple arguing in front of the swatch gallery, the outcome could very well be divorce.

  • asavas commented on the post, delighted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Her toes curled, delighted and overwhelmed. New sensations in every touch; novelty and discovery with an old partner whom she once took for granted.

  • asavas commented on the post, silence 2 years, 6 months ago

    Pure and total silence–an ideal setting if you want the anxiety to kick in. Why else do you think I stare at a phone every moment of stillness that I encounter?

  • asavas commented on the post, silk 2 years, 6 months ago

    Softness, it had to be somewhere in the thicket of memories too painful to revisit. Silky skin against mine, sensations sometimes enough to will me into amnesia.

  • asavas commented on the post, deity 2 years, 6 months ago

    I take a bow for You. I confess my sins to You. You know my thoughts and feelings, and know when they displease You.

  • asavas commented on the post, savings 2 years, 7 months ago

    I’ve got a plan to one day throw all responsibilities to the wind and live on my life savings. A drop in the bucket every day, with any luck I may be able to live it up.