• Adva commented on the post, sleepless 7 months ago

    I lie awake at night thinking about all the things I should have said, should have done, shouldn’t have said, shouldn’t have done…the colossal emotional hurricane of damage that I leave behind, and how many times I have messed up other people.

  • Adva commented on the post, tedious 7 months, 1 week ago

    Tedious. This was yesterday’s word. Why the repeat? Is this the cosmos trying to tell me something? That I am tedious? That people think I am tedious? If so, they would be right, I’m sure.

  • Adva commented on the post, tedious 7 months, 1 week ago

    My life is tedious. I do the same things over and over, and nothing holds meaning. In this life, there is nothing that fuels my soul, feeds my passions…or even ignites them. Tedious is the only word to describe the monotony of being alive.

  • Adva commented on the post, penguin 12 months ago

    They say that penguins mate for life. All I can think is…I want to be a penguin, but I am struggling to find my “lifetime mate”. I am involved with chronically unavailable people and I exist on the fringes of my friends’ lives while my friends become the very core of mine.

  • Adva commented on the post, squad 5 years, 3 months ago

    The squad car followed them around the corner, sirens blaring and lights flashing. The cabbie didn’t know why he was being pulled over, but he suspected it had something to do with his passenger. She looked nervous in the back seat of his yellow sedan.

  • Adva commented on the post, sensible 5 years, 3 months ago

    I know I should be sensible. I should get up when my alarm goes off the first time, instead of after hitting snooze a dozen times before it finally times out and stops “snoozing”. And before my cat realizes I’m alive from all the rustling of the covers , and meows himself hoarse for a second breakfast.

  • Adva commented on the post, affection 5 years, 3 months ago

    Affection, a noun, whose physical version is often confused with love. Misplaced physical affection is likely the leading cause of dysfunctional relationships. Not always a fatal problem.

  • Adva commented on the post, flea 5 years, 3 months ago

    Flea wandered the streets, looking for Spricket and Moor. He saw them take off around the next corner frequently, but he’d never been down there himself. That’s where most of the Scavengers did their work. Flea didn’t like the Scavengers.

  • Adva commented on the post, flee 5 years, 3 months ago

    To flee is to run away. To escape, or retreat. It’s part of the “fight or flight” response. Fleeing is seen as cowardly, “unmanly”, and generally unacceptable behaviour for the common person.

  • Adva commented on the post, braid 5 years, 3 months ago

    The braid rested against her back as she sat upright, listening to the villagers’ requests and complaints. There really was nothing for her to do, she was just a figurehead. A puppet, that’s what she had been called upon her appointment.

  • Adva commented on the post, blamed 5 years, 7 months ago

    I blamed the economy for the lack of work, but my own resume may be causing my current employment dry-spell. Blame is an interesting thing, though. Makes us sad and makes us fearful, and angry at and about other people who have work.

  • Adva commented on the post, pairs 5 years, 8 months ago

    Pairs of tefillin. Pairs of doves. Eyes. Ears. Arms. Legs. Hearts, if you have found love. Pairs of many things. Parents.

  • Adva commented on the post, sleeved 5 years, 8 months ago

    The sleeved shirt was stretched tight against his biceps, showing every little muscle twitch as he moved around the office picking up this file, that mug shot, his coffee. She couldn’t help but admire the beauty she saw.

  • Adva commented on the post, riots 7 years, 3 months ago

    Riots, when in the right situation, can be very effective. They can change governments, they can free a prisoner. They can put a man to death, or save a man’s life. Riots can also be destructive and pointless, like burning a town down after a sports team loss.

  • Adva commented on the post, dinosaur 7 years, 9 months ago

    Dinosaurs are scary creatures. However, they were portrayed as cute pets in the play “Skin of Our Teeth”, which was hilarious. I wonder how they all died, I mean I know there are a bunch of strong theories and all, but I wonder.

  • Adva commented on the post, bandana 7 years, 9 months ago

    He wore a faded camo bandana around his neck. His clothes, all black, save his lime green converse, were streaked with mud. His hands, cracked and blood covered, held a .38 caliber revolver and discarded shell casings.

  • Adva commented on the post, fluorescent 7 years, 9 months ago

    Fluorescent is yesterday’s word. I believe I’ve already seen it. At any rate, I’ve replaced all the fluorescent bulbs with incandescent ones, so now my head doesn’t hurt with the lights on. I can focus better. Also, the weather is cloudy, which is better lighting for working. It’s less distracting.