• Christian commented on the post, sundried 5 years, 10 months ago

    She lies in the field, skin slowly turning to leather, sucking down any moisture she can find. She hopes that no one finds her. But not as much as he does.

  • Christian commented on the post, fixed 7 years, 3 months ago

    The game was fixed from the start, and that was the way I liked it. In a fair fight, when you lose, you only have yourself to blame. An unfair battle is a welcome relief, a way to please the unappeasable as you […]

  • Christian commented on the post, pageant 7 years, 3 months ago

    Bulbs flashed, people cheered, and the girl gladly took her place at on the stage to accept her prize. Her father threw a half-drunk beer at her as reality crashed back into place.

  • Christian commented on the post, amuse 7 years, 11 months ago

    He danced slowly in the corner, swaying back, and forth, and back again, letting his breath rise and fall in what roughly amounted to the cadence of the music. He pulled back his lips and smiled broadly, exposing a little too much teeth, a little too little gum, and a complete lack of awareness of […]

  • Christian commented on the post, wade 7 years, 12 months ago

    The torrents of rain pounded down into the river- splashing. So much splashing.

  • Christian commented on the post, crush 7 years, 12 months ago

    Thirty seconds, and it was over. The bus made it over the cliff; the boy at the bottom watched it descend for hours. And then, nothing.

  • Christian commented on the post, lust 8 years ago

    You asked to meet in the coffee shop. I sat up all night, waiting, reminding myself that you had moved on, that you were happy in your new relationship. We met, and the awkwardness was pungent in your words and in my actions. And then we kissed.

  • Christian commented on the post, purpose 8 years, 2 months ago

    I will not fall into the same traps that I made for myself before. I’m tired of wasting time; I did enough of that while I sat alone in my room with the lights out and the music up. I’m through with being alone, done looking at all the opportunities that I missed with contempt; […]

  • Christian commented on the post, trusted 8 years, 2 months ago

    The horse stood silently in the barn as the rain beat down on the roof of the greenhouse, creating a quiet symphony of splashes and ricochets. He waited for his master to return and ride him again, lazily swinging his tail in time with nature’s music.

  • Christian commented on the post, executive 8 years, 3 months ago

    A quick snap of the door, and the floor was a mess of broken wood and metal. The desk had been overturned, its previous occupant ducking behind it. The CEO held her breath, counting slowly to ten. She popped out quickly, wounding three of the undead in one clip before jumping from the high rise.

  • Christian commented on the post, digital 8 years, 3 months ago

    What can I say about the digital landscape that could capture its contours, its pitfalls? Like Bloom in Dublin, the only way to understand the digital world is to spend a day engrained in the flow of thoughts and emotions it brings into existence.

  • Christian commented on the post, audience 8 years, 3 months ago

    A quick jab at the man’s weight. The look of sadness in his eyes as I bring up his failing marriage, his cruel and out of control children. Old news. I conjure up all my creative might, notice the suitcase hidden under his desk, and venture that he’s living in the office. Tears glisten in […]

  • Christian commented on the post, classic 8 years, 3 months ago

    I brushed the shattered glass off the top of the hood, shifted the car into reverse, and prepared for my quick getaway. My Magnum sat by my side, battered, shattered. It’s a shame, too. That classic had saved me from death more times than I could even imagine.

  • Christian commented on the post, however 8 years, 3 months ago

    I used to love him. I used to smile when he put on my clothes as a joke, laugh out loud when he’d type something witty in Skype, and dance with him slowly, just because I could.

    However much I try, I cannot love what’s left.

  • Christian commented on the post, basic 8 years, 3 months ago

    It all seems so easy. I talk to her, we laugh, she kisses me on the cheek, and we live happily ever after. We’ve been together for two years now, and I’m planning on asking her to marry me. The fact that we’ll be together feels so… basic.

    And then she cheats.

  • Christian commented on the post, keychain 8 years, 4 months ago

    I jumped through the window. I looked around frantically, dazed as I sweeped the shards of glass off of me. I didn’t know why I was running, why the numbers appeared wherever I went. I was scared. Suddenly, blackness. Having completed level 2 of his keychain video game with a high score, the little boy […]

  • Christian commented on the post, tables 8 years, 4 months ago

    The thick, brown table smelled musty, like someone had tripped and stumbled into an old attic where the dreams from years past spend the winters of their lives. Its veneer was cracked and broken, and one of its legs was missing.

  • Christian commented on the post, barber 8 years, 4 months ago

    A quick trim off the top was all he asked for, and a quick trim off the top was all I gave him. As I looked at the banal creation I called a haircut, I sighed slowly, walking through the door in the back of the shop to sharpen my blades and dull my mind.