• ISOreality commented on the post, hell 5 years, 6 months ago

    For the first few stories I fell through this glass tunnel, I could see my brother and sister and friends and my boyfriend and everyone I’ve ever cared about watching me. Some people pressed their hands against my wall when they saw me reaching for them. Sometimes no air at all and only a few inches of glass separated my hand from one I would have…[Read more]

  • ISOreality commented on the post, efficient 5 years, 7 months ago

    zip zip
    “Thank you guys. You’ve been very sufficient.”
    “Don’t you mean efficient?”
    “Yeah; sufficient means acceptable. ‘We’ve been very acceptable’? Pssh. We rock this. We’re efficient.”

  • ISOreality commented on the post, measure 5 years, 7 months ago

    Measure the flour at eye-level.
    Measure the beat at heart-level. Or ear-level.
    Measure the marigolds.
    Measure up? PLEASE. Only in the ways that suit you.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, senator 5 years, 7 months ago

    I saw reality and the senator had known for decades what was now dawning on me for the first time. I had a lot to learn, and if I was lucky, perhaps I’d stick with this job and get some insight. Wait…. How had I gotten into his campaign circle in the first place?

  • ISOreality commented on the post, overjoyed 5 years, 7 months ago

    All of us step into the Bronco, buckle up, and slam our doors. Our ginger buddy turns the engine and the CD converter picks up where it left off: Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mama I’m Coming Home.” We hit the road, our worries and obligations left behind in our dorms, and open the sun roof. We’re overjoyed that it’s time to hit the beach and sing our hearts…[Read more]

  • Spinning rivulets and line segments dancing across the wall like water skippers
    Sunlight on water where tiny ripples divide one surface into dozens, light on some smaller surfaces and others darker
    Complexity of the water shimmer and complexity of the water skipper

  • ISOreality commented on the post, bluegrass 5 years, 7 months ago

    The first person I spotted at the Lexington bus station was a man in overalls with a bit of hay poking out of his lips. He had to be my uncle. Nevermind that I’d never met him or seen his picture. He was the countriest man on this curb; the one radiating banjo-fueled, feverish “BLUEGRASS!” vibe while everyone else whispered a cool, smooth “Jazz.”…[Read more]

  • ISOreality commented on the post, historic 5 years, 7 months ago

    Written down in dozens of volumes as fact, the tale had seen two decades of skewing and embellishment. Mark bit the head of his favorite green ballpoint. After months of research, he had a theory about the bias with which the facts had been fictionalized. He half-smiled at the fleeting thought of his teachers’ claims–“History is written by the…[Read more]

  • Dance the night away
    (“You are the dancing queen”)
    Sing your heart out, louder and louder
    (“Sing through the laughter and sing through the tears”)
    This is your refrain of starlight & darkness
    so make it worthwhile.
    Find your beat, make it memorable, and have no regrets.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, gamer 5 years, 9 months ago

    Gamers who eat cupcakes rarely go to bed without further sugar cravings. The frosting is all over their lips and makes them jones all the harder for a way to calm their sweet tooth.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, instant 5 years, 9 months ago

    Crash of corners
    melted metal resurfaced into all that clatters
    silence to cacophony in an instant
    melodrama
    war movie
    protagonist
    NothingMan
    It’s gon’na get better, man.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, decoy 5 years, 9 months ago

    Rubber ducky, darling, I have brought a decoy. Will you spot it in time? No other hunt brings as much fun as duckies in the pool.

  • My makeup design and the plan on a friend’s face should complete my incomplete. Latex, wet tissue, scar wax to build up cheek bones and the flowers on the sugar skulls’ brow bones, eyeliner, black-white-grey, and every step of the way it’s powder-base-powder.

  • Slipping through the doors to someone else’s private world is a skill some people have and some don’t. Those who do it well can do it undetected, and this scruffy man in the threadbare navy jacket could do it within fifteen minutes of meeting someone.

  • Let’s fire some rockets & firecrackers. KerBLOOEY!
    I’m sorry, “stratosphere,” that this is all I’ve got for you.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, clout 5 years, 11 months ago

    A young bear who effortlessly trumps the influences of others and who surfs the skies as if water-skiing while tied to a plane would be named Kit Clout-Kicker.
    …or something.
    I think I already popped in for today’s word.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, clout 5 years, 11 months ago

    Clout is for stomping; clout is for understanding; clout is for vouching; clout is for speaking your piece; clout is for standing up for yourself & for others.
    Clout sounds like cow and vouch sounds like vache. Moo.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, wafer 5 years, 11 months ago

    Munch, munch, munch.
    Crunch.
    Crumble.
    Crumbs.
    Cultists at the altar (Sorry; just writing what I think of)
    Old people cookies, flavorless

  • ISOreality commented on the post, signed 5 years, 11 months ago

    When I got the note at the bar, it was neither signed nor completely coherent, but the handwriting and allusions were unmistakable. Time to do some more business.

  • ISOreality commented on the post, auburn 5 years, 11 months ago

    Moving to Alabama ruined this hair color for me. “Roll, crimson damn elephant-tiger-eagle, ROLL.”