• Dan commented on the post, manager 8 years, 2 months ago

    They told me to manage what I could, but I had no idea what that was. When I was younger I could manage it all, but what now? What do I have control over? I want to manage things and people, but why would they stop and suddenly listen to me? I mean, if someone […]

  • Dan commented on the post, level 8 years, 2 months ago

    We lived in a three level apartment, but I stood on the fourth staring down on the empty pavement. The sun was just coming up and Nancy didn’t notice me sneaking away from bed. I swear, she never notices anything anymore. She’s not my reason for this though, nor will I allow her to take […]

  • Dan commented on the post, amuse 8 years, 2 months ago

    Perhaps it amused me at first, the way it swung back and forth. I could have played with it for hours and not noticed that the time had been ticking just as fast as the pendulum itself. I guess that was the funny thing about time though. You never stop to realize that every second […]

  • Dan commented on the post, lightning 8 years, 2 months ago

    The lightening covered the sky like fires in the clouds. I’m not gonna’ lie, I was scared at first. Then mom grabbed me around the shoulders and said not to worry. She said that it was only daddy taking pictures of us from up there.

  • Dan commented on the post, violent 8 years, 3 months ago

    There was a violent sound coming from the kitchen. A woman was screaming and her window was open wide enough to hear it all. She sounded possessed, but in an odd way. We stopped shooting the basketball to see what the commotion was and when we looked through her kitchen window we realized that we’d […]

  • Dan commented on the post, megaphone 8 years, 3 months ago

    The man with the mega phone kept on screaming to dig faster. We didn’t know what we were looking for or how much longer it would continue, but it was hot and we all hoped for the best. There were pieces of hope scattered through that dirt. Some rocks shined and my neighbors held them […]

  • Dan commented on the post, trophy 8 years, 3 months ago

    He hoisted the trophy over his head like he’d won it before. It shined under the ceiling lights and the world watched as his eyes slowly shut and he tumbled down the stairs. Many people asked what had happened on that fateful day, but no one would ever know about the pain he had just […]

  • Dan commented on the post, trusted 8 years, 6 months ago

    Thought she trusted me. Oh well.

  • Dan commented on the post, furnace 8 years, 9 months ago

    No one dared too look in the furnace. No matter how loud I screamed or how much I kicked, they never looked, attributing the sounds to the age of the home. Every day I continue to kick and continue to yell and everyday they wonder what would happen if they had found me.

  • Dan commented on the post, endless 8 years, 9 months ago

    Most days it’s absolutely endless. Java this, classes that, polymorphism, and encapsulation. I try to listen but then there’s Facebook, there’s E-Mail, there’s Stumbleupon, there’s everything better than Java. And then the clock strikes five thirty, the hand pauses, and we all grab our things, log off, and carry on through the cold night.

  • Dan commented on the post, drain 8 years, 9 months ago

    He had traveled from San Diego to Philadelphia, a one-shot flight in which he had eaten only a chicken breast. As he finally stepped off the plane and into the cool air, he lit his cigarette and felt the physical drain slowly vanish.

  • Dan commented on the post, edition 8 years, 9 months ago

    As I walked up to the bookstore counter, I placed my History book down. “How much can I get for this,” I asked. “I’m sorry,” she replied, “There is a new edition and we can’t take that back.” I feel like this happens way too often.

  • Dan commented on the post, summer 8 years, 9 months ago

    It was a summer day and all was well until the clouds came. They masked the sky in their dark tantrum and cried over the land creating puddles which later turned to lakes. As we watched from our rooftops, we wondered if it would ever stop. Naturally, we wanted peace again, but unfortunately, I believe […]

  • Dan commented on the post, route 8 years, 9 months ago

    As the group of us huddled around the TV, I couldn’t help but feel that I’d miss out on another perfect moment. Then it happened. Her arm swung around my neck and my drink fell to the floor, but she pressed her lips to mine foreboding a great new year. Naturally, in the car on […]