• Sae commented on the post, remember 7 years, 11 months ago

    Her skull feels so small. So small and her brain is like the size of a raccoon so obviously things hurt and she’d very much like Edgar to hand her the spoon so she could pop out her eyeballs and give her mind some room to breathe. Because that made sense. “Do you even remember […]

  • Sae commented on the post, hysterical 8 years, 1 month ago

    He stared at the three packages and felt himself a useless man. Were he out to get a marker– any marker– the indecision would have had some merit. Were he only sent to procure a Sharpie– any Sharpie– he could also understand the frustrated tears coming to his eyes. But to not be able to […]

  • Sae commented on the post, severe 8 years, 1 month ago

    Chapped lips. Arms turning blue. The light reflecting off the snow was the worst, though. So damn bright his eyes stung and the deep hazel of them became something lighter and swamp-like. “We’re– not going to get out. Are we? Alive. Are we?” Tim wasn’t hearing any of it, though his own toes had fallen […]

  • Sae commented on the post, bookshelf 8 years, 1 month ago

    The bookshelf she owned didn’t house merely the works of Shakespeare or his peers, but a collection of stuffed animals, scores of videogames (most of which she’d never bothered to pop into their machine of choice), and enough glass baubles that simply walking into her room would have seemed– at first glance– a chance to […]

  • Sae commented on the post, thirst 8 years, 1 month ago

    “Lemonade.” He croaked the word as if he was dying of thirst. To be honest, he wasn’t.

    Still, he was poured and given a glass that had the allotted three ice cubes and just the right ratio of lemon, sugar, and water.

    “Lemonade,” he repeated, for no apparent reason, even after he was sated.

  • Sae commented on the post, alumni 8 years, 1 month ago

    I look at the list of all those boys and girls and in-betweens nobody thinks about who are going to graduate this spring. Nice. All of them have gone through what I’m dealing with now. Some of them will end up on rocket ships. Some of them will end up in pornos. You can never […]

  • Sae commented on the post, integrity 8 years, 1 month ago

    Some people have none.

  • Sae commented on the post, determined 8 years, 1 month ago

    His teeth grit. His calves ache. His arms don’t want to rise farther than a few inches away from his sides. He’s determined to win, regardless. The sweat can bead on his brow and slide down his neck. He’ll taste like salt for the next few weeks, but what he’s hoping for is a garnishing […]

  • Sae commented on the post, connected 8 years, 1 month ago

    He believed their hearts were connected. Sometimes that enough. Often, it wasn’t.

  • Sae commented on the post, strength 8 years, 1 month ago

    “Have strength, men, for this is the dawn of–” “I am about to cut you. I am– I am so close. To just. Doing it. Really. I swear.” “This is how fun you are. This amount. See that?” His thumb and finger were held extraordinarily close together. “Not really.” “Point. Made.” All right, so he […]

  • Sae commented on the post, success 8 years, 1 month ago

    I watched him as he bled out on the carpet from the bite wound on his– okay, ‘bite wound’? That was putting it lightly. I’d ripped out a chunk. A big fat hunk of meat. I’d put the man down. He wasn’t going to rise again to any challenge. ‘Bite wound’– how does that begin […]

  • Sae commented on the post, plans 8 years, 1 month ago

    He has plans for you.

  • Sae commented on the post, galaxy 8 years, 1 month ago

    “Space is pretty scary.”

    “Only if you think about how much there is of it.”

    He whistled between that loose gap between his two front teeth. “Why do you think they call it a Milky Way bar? Is it supposed to have all the chocolate-y-ness of a whole galaxy?”

    “… Uh.”

    “Hm.”

  • Sae commented on the post, ego 8 years, 1 month ago

    For the last hour, he’d just sat there, listening as Charlie went on and on about the wonders of himself and– really. That was about as much patience as he had inside of him. Sixty minutes of pure kindness before he lost it. “I’m suffocating!” “Huh?” Charlie wasn’t aware that he should be offended. “Your […]

  • Sae commented on the post, purpose 8 years, 1 month ago

    “What was the purpose of getting a to-go container for a bite of chicken and two spoonfuls of fried rice? Like– what? Why?”

    “… Because.”

    Anthony shook his head and kept his eyes on the road. There was no point in trying to get involved in that ‘lover’s quarrel.

  • Sae commented on the post, trusted 8 years, 1 month ago

    “That’s… my hand.” “You’re in shock. You have to sit down– let me wrap that for you.” “That’s my hand. On the ground.” “I bet we have to cauterize the wound. Okay, I can do that. Sit down.” “I trusted you.” “That has nothing to do with your hand. SIT DOWN, Anthony.” He sat down. […]

  • Sae commented on the post, executive 8 years, 1 month ago

    “I’m sick of that radio commercial. The one where they talk about ‘executive decisions’.” “Oh?” “Oh. It’s so… fake. The acting is fake. The concept is fake. It’s fake. It’s the Barbie of radio ads and they’re all bad.” A slow nod as I set my hands back on the wheel– the arrow had changed […]

  • Sae commented on the post, digital 8 years, 1 month ago

    Nobody ever asked him if he wanted the digital clock. Nobody ever thought perhaps he’d preferred the analog with its two steady hands and the ruthless, constantly ticking third. He’d enjoyed the precision, and while he knew the new clock was good enough and advanced enough that he could set it to show him every […]

  • Sae commented on the post, audience 8 years, 1 month ago

    He didn’t expect they’d have an audience. That wasn’t part of the deal, so when he walked into his date’s room and found them all staring at him, he immediately took his hand out of Charlie’s back pocket and grinned nervously.

    “Uh. It’s– they’re.”

    “You don’t like dolls, Morgan?”

    “Not in the bedroom, no.”

  • Sae commented on the post, classic 8 years, 1 month ago

    A black tux with a bow tie. The shiniest shoes you’ve ever seen on his feet. He wears gloves on his hands and they look so smart and tight that it should be a sin. It probably is a sin. Good thing he’s never even thought of taking the moral high ground. He walks into […]