• Ken commented on the post, classified 12 months ago

    the documents were classified, they had said. When in reality it was likely that they just had the incriminating evidence that the company didn’t want just anyone to see. Documents that were to remain hidden at all costs.

  • Ken commented on the post, specific 1 year, 1 month ago

    It was dark that morning as she stood there on the empty train platform, with a chill still in the air. She hadn’t asked for the specifics of why he had asked her to come, and had regretted not doing so as soon as the phone was hung up. Still, she satisfied herself with knowing that she would find out soon enough, so long as the train wasn’t much…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, hospital 1 year, 2 months ago

    the abandoned hospital stood on the edge of the back road, a forgotten pile of cement and rock that society was now just waiting for it to finish decaying. People around those parts believed the inside to be unstable, but that hadn’t ever stopped youth from going inside in search of old narcotics left behind and for blank surfaces to practice…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, pills 1 year, 2 months ago

    He had washed his sheets so religiously each week that pills had begun to build on the surface of them. At night he would lie awake, sleep disturbed by his feet feeling the rough texture beginning to build, all for the sake of his need for things to be kept very clean.

  • Ken commented on the post, tradition 2 years, 3 months ago

    It had been a tradition, between them, to share who they currently had feelings for. Yet this time when she had asked him, he had grown quiet and turned away.
    “So it’s serious then” She at last breathed quietly, breaking the silent that had unbearably built up between them.

  • Ken commented on the post, almost 2 years, 3 months ago

    They had almost made it to the bank of the river. That was until the others had caught up, breathless and terrified.

  • Ken commented on the post, moving 2 years, 3 months ago

    The boxes were all packed up, the reminders of their lives tucked away beneath the brown cardboard, and as they had put the remaining items out of sight into the last box, they began to feel that awful transition that comes with moving; the feeling of home being nowhere, as it is uprooted and having to be transplanted elsewhere, with the added…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, resignation 2 years, 3 months ago

    Forty years, he had put into the company, Forty years of hard work. That was until they asked for his resignation. “Give one of the younger employees a chance” They had said, “Train them, as you are the best”, until finally, it was “We just think someone younger would be better for the job. Besides,” They then added, as if it made all of the…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, centered 2 years, 3 months ago

    centered on the small side table was an armillary sphere with an arrow shooting through it, golden in hue. It was still spinning slowly from someone-or something, having just recently moved past it.

  • Ken commented on the post, compass 2 years, 4 months ago

    She grasped the compass in her one tiny, cold hand, the other fumbling against the rocky side of the mountain as she tried to find a sturdy grasp. The wind would not abait itself from blowing in her face, throwing startling snow flurries at her so much that she could barely see ahead of her.

  • Ken commented on the post, atlas 2 years, 4 months ago

    Atlas is my dog’s name and he is sitting right next to me ahaha I can’t take this one seriously and this is all I can think to write.

  • Ken commented on the post, lease 2 years, 4 months ago

    The lease was up, the boxes packed. He sat looking at them all in his apartment, a maze that he had been having to find his way through as he had collected his remaining items. He was unsure of where he would be when they were finally unpacked again. Still, it hadn’t been so hard for him to put all the reminders packed into the boxes and finally…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, moonlit 2 years, 4 months ago

    The water was moonlit with both the small disk in the sky and the smaller, tiny diamonds that surrounded it, spread out in no perfect order. She walked under them, and somehow, their presence made her not feel so alone. Though their surfaces were cold and bleak, it was their presence, them being the only faces that she could see, that made her…[Read more]

  • Ken commented on the post, sweetheart 2 years, 4 months ago

    sweetheart. sweetie. These phrases commonly thought of as endearing, when I am called them I hear the undertone of judgement, hear how they are said in a way that can only mean that people think me weak, fragile. But I am not fragile. Little do they know. If only they knew, they would not dare to call me such a limiting term.

  • Ken commented on the post, imaginary 2 years, 4 months ago

    Imaginary. Thats what they said Tommy was to me.
    “No” I’d cried out indignantly “He’s real, he’s as real as you and me.”
    Then I’d turned to my father “You saw him. You talked to him.”
    He hung his head shamefully. “I shouldn’t have encouraged you. I’m sorry.”
    I stared at him, aghast. Surely what he was saying couldn’t be true. Sure, I had…[Read more]