• Jamie commented on the post, pressed 7 years, 12 months ago

    She’s pressed, but the against the wall kind of pressed where you don’t have the time nor the energy to really come up with a way out, so you forge on ahead, pressed, as you are, flat, held up by the wall you lean against.

  • Jamie commented on the post, cigarette 8 years, 2 months ago

    The smoke billows out from the sides of her mouth in elongated strands, stretching out past the edges of her face, and her hair and her thoughts, dispersing above her head just outside the field of light cast by the overhead lamp. Dragging, she grins.

  • Jamie commented on the post, stem 8 years, 2 months ago

    I crack the flowers from their stem, deposit the stems in a cup. The cup is made to look like an oversized shot glass, and it is full of stems, on reserve, for making tea later. We cannot waste, these buds are expensive ones, and we need all we can get.

  • Jamie commented on the post, forgetting 8 years, 3 months ago

    She made forgetting easy; you just squeeze your eyes shut really tightly, and she disappears, because she didn’t want to be there in the first place. She appeared sometimes, quietly, with her friends or sometimes alone, to get the thing she yearns for, and then poof…she is gone.

  • Jamie commented on the post, radio 8 years, 3 months ago

    The radio played softly in the background, a jumbled combination of bad lyrics and static. She waves her arm absently and doesn’t notice the flies buzzing round her head. I shudder. This is her life?