• Aaron M. commented on the post, meow 5 years, 9 months ago

    Through the alleys and over parked cars, Tammy traversed the city in the hope that she might find a home worth the time it took to find it.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, strung 5 years, 10 months ago

    As they glide over the frets, each string sings a different story with every strike. In this way, no two strums are ever the same.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, vines 6 years ago

    Like the avenues of yore
    These vines, they wind
    Across this house and through the fence
    Under town and over time
    To bring back the before

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, himself 6 years, 4 months ago

    He, himself. An image of his past, present and future imposed on the canvas of his character by the stroke of his relentless desires.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, hoop 7 years, 2 months ago

    Jumping through hoops all the time can get exhausting, but just look at those calves. Damn.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, scarce 7 years, 3 months ago

    I wish I was pulling from the same reservoir as I was when I was a kid. There was so much energy and time to spend back then. Now, everything just seems scarce.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, conceal 7 years, 3 months ago

    Most people choose to tuck them away in the recesses of their speech, only to dust them off when they might garner something in return. I fear that someday we might lose the art of complimenting for good.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, princess 7 years, 4 months ago

    In his eyes, she is, was, and would always be perfect. He watched her grow from nothing and waited longingly for the day that he would be able to give her the remains of his kingdom.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, view 7 years, 4 months ago

    You see things a little differently every day. And it’s hard to say if that’s you changing or if it’s your world. There’s a good chance, though, that it’s a little of both.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, sneaky 7 years, 4 months ago

    He stayed low to the ground, because that’s what all his heroes did on TV when they didn’t want to be caught. And the shadows, he remembered to stay in the shadows as well. To quiet the dog in the living room, he gave it a treat, a chewy one, and after that, he knew […]

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, setting 7 years, 6 months ago

    A setting can be the most important part of a story, and yet it’s usually the last thing I mention in my own. I’ll try to work on that, but it’s going to be hard as I tend to live in my head. …On the other hand though, that might make it easier.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, playground 7 years, 6 months ago

    His children would ask to go to the park, and he would always agree to take them. He would sit on the bench and watch in the hopes that he would learn, again, to be happy with little more than nothing- just some sand, a few metal bars, and the people closest to him.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, convinced 7 years, 7 months ago

    I was almost convinced, but I knew in my heart that it was too good to be true.

    There’s no way the Shamwow could pick up all that, and still have room for an entire can of Coke.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, bars 7 years, 7 months ago

    As he sat and looked at the people around him, none of which he’d call real friends, the bottom of his glass seemed further and further away. For quite some time, he’d been tricking himself into thinking this place was one where he belonged, one that would keep him out of harm’s way. Seeing through […]

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, pepper 7 years, 7 months ago

    On my first day of school ever, I was late. Kindergarten, day one. And even though I lived a block away from the school, my mom had to walk with me from my house to the class because I’d never been there before. And when the teacher greeted us, my mom decided to share that […]

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, avenue 7 years, 7 months ago

    I was unpacking in my new apartment the other day, and I was working on a box that’s been building from all of my moves- I’d just sweep the top of the desk into the box, and I’d just store it at the next place, until I moved and I swept another desk top in […]

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, force 7 years, 8 months ago

    When I take my bike through the door and set off down the street, those first few strides, coupled with the warmth of the Sun, make me feel like I have the force to go anywhere I want in this world. The grocery store will suffice for now.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, sinking 7 years, 8 months ago

    As I looked over the edge, all I could see was water. I didn’t even hear the splash. One moment it was here, and the next it was gone forever without a trace. And with my life sinking deeper into the unknown, I had to ask myself, ‘Why did I think playing with my wallet […]

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, missed 7 years, 8 months ago

    I have to believe that all of those missed opportunities were due to the greater ones I was focusing on. Lord, I hope they pay off soon.

  • Aaron M. commented on the post, deer 7 years, 8 months ago

    I was on a run about two months ago when I last saw a deer in person. It was 6 A.M. and the Sun had just barely peeked through the cracks in the tops of the trees. I was about halfway home when I saw it, a doe at the top of the hill, standing […]