• bryan commented on the post, tornado 6 years, 1 month ago

    It wasn’t Alice that got swept up in the tornado it was Dorothy. It took me a moment to realize my mistake. I can vividly remember the wicked witch of the west, the WWW, riding her broom in the storm. Or maybe it was a bike? It’s not important.

  • bryan commented on the post, insect 6 years, 11 months ago

    It’s warm, but not warm enough for insects. That means not warm enough for short. But too warm for pants. I can sit under a tree and not worry about ants.

  • bryan commented on the post, primitive 6 years, 11 months ago

    Caves and men, art that depicts scores of loin-cloth wearing savages spearing mammoths. Primitive reminders of the greatness of man.

  • bryan commented on the post, hearing 6 years, 11 months ago

    He orders an Americano from the barista, a tattooed girl who barely acknowledges him between bites of her tuna sandwich. He’s not sure she’s even heard his order, when she plops the drink in front of him. […]

  • bryan commented on the post, separate 6 years, 12 months ago

    I think that everyone wishes, secretly, that they didn’t have to go to work, that they could focus on that one passion project that will make life worth living. But it gets hard to separate leisure and work. […]

  • bryan commented on the post, hallowed 6 years, 12 months ago

    I am having trouble with writer’s block right now. I should be working but I keep spending my time procrastinating. I don’t have all that much to do, but I can make every excuse to wander the hallowed hall’s of […]

  • bryan commented on the post, poster 7 years ago

    I’m designing a poster at work for a campaign called Vow of Silence. The campaign deals with children being quiet for 24 hours and raising $2 each hour they remain silent. I don’t think it makes much money if […]

  • bryan commented on the post, gladiator 7 years ago

    I’m not sure if David and Goliath were gladiator’s but they might as well have been. If they were boxers, they wouldn’t be matched up because of size advantages. That’s not really a good way to match people up. […]

  • bryan commented on the post, chapped 7 years ago

    In the winter I get really chapped lips. It’s terrible. One time in grade nine my lips were so chapped that the red proceeded up my lip towards my nostrils and it burned constantly. That was the year I learned […]

  • bryan commented on the post, scorn 7 years ago

    I’m not really sure what scorn means. It kind of looks like scom, but it sounds like scone. I think it’s negative. It’s funny how someone like me, a writer, who has probably used the word dozens of times has no […]

  • bryan commented on the post, sunglasses 7 years ago

    I have a good pair of sunglasses, they’re prescription Ray-Bans and have served me well. Even if almost everyone in Toronto owns a pair of black Ray-Bans or knock-offs. I’ve got some suave tortoise-shells. The […]

  • bryan commented on the post, earring 7 years ago

    She makes earrings with wires and feathers. They’re good, and good enough to sell. When she goes out, the girls at the make-up counter, the waitresses, the flower girls, all fawn over them.

  • bryan commented on the post, desk 7 years ago

    There are ants in the office today. They’re crawling all over the desks and chairs. If you look around the room you’re bound to see at least two scurrying across the floor. They’re big ones too. I blame the […]

  • bryan commented on the post, rattle 7 years ago

    The first thing that comes to mind is that song Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and honestly, I don’t think I know more than the title. It could be by Elvis or Chuck Berry. I know the era it’s from, actually, I don’t […]

  • bryan commented on the post, nourish 7 years ago

    Nourish is really only used when we talk about kids in Africa or plants. Today, I’m stuck dwelling on the former. No matter what, Americans tend to have a rubber glove approach to developing communities. We […]

  • bryan commented on the post, puddle 7 years ago

    I dated a girl who said her sister’s nickname was puddle-face. I’m not really sure what it meant. It sounded kind of rude, like her face was dripping and mouldable. She was an eccentric, and not the good kind. […]

  • bryan commented on the post, pins 7 years ago

    Pins is a word that can be seen from so many different perspectives. It could be pins as in held down. Or pins as in a sewing tool. Or even used in the expression pins and needles. Personally, I like the word […]

  • bryan commented on the post, splash 7 years ago

    I dropped the box into the water. It plopped into the dark water without a splash. I caught a glimpse of it’s silver top, glimmering in the moonlight, before sinking out of view.

  • bryan commented on the post, capture 7 years ago

    In Travels With Charley in Search of America, Steinbeck really manages to capture the feeling of being on the open road in the US. From the deserted motels, to the small settlements in the Midwest that are home […]

  • bryan commented on the post, catcher 7 years ago

    I like that part in Catcher in The Rye when he goes out in the city. It’s been a while since I read it but I feel like there was a drunk telephone booth part. That’s pretty bad-ass if you ask me. Holden was […]