I was determined to do this. “You can do it,” I kept telling myself over and over again. I stood like that for at least five or ten minutes in front of the building. Suddenly I realized I must look like an idiot standing there just watching at a house. Or a stalker.
I had to do this, I knew. So I took a deep breath and knocked the door. It was…[Read more]
I presented him with the gift I had bought. I had put a lot of effort into it, even in wrapping it. I had a big red bow and all that. He stared at it in confusion for a while until comprehension dawned.
“It’s our anniversary,” he says.
“Yeah,” I reply, had he forgotten?
“Well this is awkward,” he says.
“I was about to introduce you to…[Read more]
There’s certain methods he uses. Some are common, some are not. I watch him as he uses them on some guy I don’t know. He seems to enjoy it. Interesting. He uses a method that I’ve never seen before and objectively speaking I have to admit it’s quite original and cleverly thought of. Very effective too.
I stop thinking so as he comes over to me to…[Read more]
It’s july. The sun is scorching hot outside. I think back of the winter, when the snowflakes were falling outside. I could use some of that snow right now. I can see my brother playing with a magnifying glass and some leaves catch on fire. They burn his hand. Oh well. Shit happens.
This should be simple. Just get the ball, throw it through the hoop and that’s it. Robert is standing in front of the hoop, all ready, ball in his hands. This is it. The big moment. The one they’ve all been waiting for. If he gets this one right, his team wins the finals and he will get the great scholarship he always wanted. He shoots. He misses.…[Read more]
There’s a strange object in my room. I go to investigate it. It makes a strange sound, a beep every now and then and a buzz after that. It glows a strange, red light. I have never seen it before. I wonder how it got here, and what it is. It’s not until it’s too late I see the little countdown clock and the entire thing explodes.