• Andrea commented on the post, complicated 3 years, 10 months ago

    “Complicated? Don’t talk to me about complicated,” she whispered, pushed him up against the cereal shelves and kissed his cheek. “Don’t talk to your wife about it either.”

  • Andrea commented on the post, trails 3 years, 11 months ago

    Trails behind my house remind me of when I was young and I pretended that my best friend and I were spies. We hid hollow stones in the rock walls and passed secret messages and I think I fell in love with her by the creek.

  • Andrea commented on the post, fisherman 4 years, 3 months ago

    The fisherman looks over to his mate like she hung the stars in the sky. He looks up at Polaris, down to his charts, back to his mate. She smiles and asks if he’s ready to weigh anchor.

  • Andrea commented on the post, parachute 5 years ago

    My mind is like a parachute, it works better when it’s open? Fuck that my mind works better tumbling in free fall towards its own demise.

  • Andrea commented on the post, pines 5 years ago

    She wondered why the pine trees and the pine cones sounded so similar to the way she pined for Julia, she wondered if the trees had lost something and longed to have it back the way she did.

  • Andrea commented on the post, distilled 5 years ago

    “Distilled to its very essence, the soul is simply a collection of granules determined by the person the soul belonged to.” The professor rattled a stoppered test tube, and the opalescent crystals within threw sunlight around the whole classroom.

  • Andrea commented on the post, mothering 5 years ago

    “Mothering? More like /smothering/, amirite?” The crowd is silent and I realize, with a creeping horror, that today is Mothers Day. My act is ruined.

  • Andrea commented on the post, tousled 5 years ago

    Tousled hair, it’s getting too long. He asked me for a haircut last weekend but we were too busy rolling around in my bed and I never got to it. I’d hate to lose his shaggy locks, nothing to run my fingers through, grab, pull…

  • Andrea commented on the post, hell 5 years ago

    I couldn’t help but think that, if my uncle would be there and my best friend from kindergartner would be there – if my parents (apparently) /wouldn’t/ be there, if the bullies in my classes wouldn’t be there…if she’d be there and I could see her, hold her, kiss her again, then Hell couldn’t be so bad.

  • Andrea commented on the post, senator 5 years, 1 month ago

    “Senator Jackson this is extremely improper!” Lilith keeps a tight-lipped smile and subtly shifts in her chair; his hand comes off of her knee like he was burned with hot iron. “You little bitch,” his spits, cheeks flushed with embarrassment. He turns on his heel and stomps out of the room. Lilith turns off the webcam attached to her computer…[Read more]

  • Andrea commented on the post, based 5 years, 2 months ago

    Based on a true story, the quirky summer romance of 2013, starring a pretty white brunette who loves pop-punk just like you do, she looks strong but she’s been hurt and you are the only one man enough to fix her. Garden State 2: (500) Days of Summer in the Eternal Sunshine.

  • Andrea commented on the post, fasting 5 years, 2 months ago

    Fasting was always the worst. A month of abstaining from the pleasure, the fullness, the familiar feeling of community and connection over the societal rituals that have kept us alive for millenia. At least the food was good, but by day 28 I would kill for a fuck.

  • Andrea commented on the post, delve 5 years, 2 months ago

    Delve deep into the dragon’s lair, I hold my breath and strain against the current rushing out of the submarine catacombs. I couldn’t fight dragons that could fly or breathe fire, but even a dragon out of its own element could prove to the knight who rescued me that I didn’t need his help.

  • Andrea commented on the post, meow 5 years, 2 months ago

    “Meow,” said the cat. But it wasn’t a cat sound, the cat was speaking, saying the word, “meow.” Then, he looked right at me. “What?” he said. “Were you expecting me to bark?”

  • Andrea commented on the post, backlit 5 years, 3 months ago

    Backlit stages, back lit skies,
    Backlit faces, backlit eyes.
    She smiled and ran, she smiled and fled,
    She smiled and jumped, she smiled and bled.

  • Andrea commented on the post, crow 5 years, 5 months ago

    Crows circling overhead
    Don’t know why they’re waiting
    I’m already dead

    Lying on the ground here
    Waiting for a miracle
    But there’s no phoenix tear

  • Andrea commented on the post, checkmate 5 years, 5 months ago

    “Checkmate,” I smirked, crossing my arms and grinning like a cat with a few canary feathers still on her lips.

    “Check,” he corrected.

    I had forgotten about his bishop.

  • Andrea commented on the post, café 5 years, 5 months ago

    I want to pretend that it’s a cafe in Paris, or Tuscany, and the view from the widow is perfection. But I’m in a sleepy small downtown, and we call it a coffee shop, and I’m lucky it’s not an imprint of a national franchise. The view from the window is a parking lot. There are two gas stations across the street and a church next door with a dance…[Read more]

  • Andrea commented on the post, magenta 5 years, 5 months ago

    Magenta. Magenta? Magenta. Sure. I can wear a magenta dress. That won’t be weird at all. It doesn’t fit my best friend’s theme, or her color scheme, or…anything. But this dress. This dress! This magenta dress. It was loud. It commanded attention. Not as much as her white one would, of course. A very tasteful loud.

  • Andrea commented on the post, metro 5 years, 6 months ago

    MetroNorth, LIRR, New Jersey Transit, Amtrak, rails and subways taking me away from all of this heartbreak. I’ll leave you here forgotten in the heart of my city.