• April commented on the post, beard 1 year, 12 months ago

    She could never decide if she liked beards. She didn’t have another experience to know if kissing someone with one was a nice experience, but so far she knew that kissing someone with the ability to grow a beard could be a scratchy experience if they didn’t shave close enough. Most of the time when she saw someone with a beard her noticed two…[Read more]

  • April commented on the post, puppy 5 years ago

    “I can’t believe you never got a puppy. I promised you’d get a puppy!”
    “When did I promise that?”
    “When you moved off campus, and then I was suppose to live vicariously through you, coming over and petting it all the time.”
    “Sorry.”

  • April commented on the post, complexity 5 years, 6 months ago

    The complexity of the move has caused the whole affair to take the entire summer. It seemed simple enough, until both houses had to be painted and fixed. And then the apartment came about. So now there were two places that everything needed to go to, not to mention the piano to the sister.

  • April commented on the post, aura 5 years, 6 months ago

    When I was little I had an imaginary friend I called Aura. As I get up and learned the significance of that name I’ve never been able to shake the feeling that she was more than imaginary. It takes more that imagination to play on a seesaw with no one doesn’t it?

  • April commented on the post, railway 5 years, 6 months ago

    On the railway from Chicago to St. Louis, the Lincoln Express, because it cuts through Illinois and the state is obsessed with that man. It was there that I met a man coming all the way from Detroit. He was nice although I was initially sad to discover I wouldn’t the row to myself, but the train was crowded after all, and he was a better seat…[Read more]

  • April commented on the post, applied 6 years, 2 months ago

    I’m glad you applied. I really am. I’m glad you got in. You really deserve it. But what about your other application? The one that would bring you back to me? I know it was a silly wish…

  • April commented on the post, female 6 years, 2 months ago

    Single female. How many times have I filled out a form with that information? Why do they all want to know? It’s so easy to forget. And yet every time I check that box, I feel alone. Boxed in by it and all its cliches.

  • April commented on the post, cook 6 years, 3 months ago

    She just wanted to cook him a nice dinner. It would be a nice surprise. It would be a nice reminder to herself that she could something, anything, correctly. But now the fire alarm was going off, makeup was streaked down her face with tears, and there was a knocking at the door; she collapsed into the fetal position on the kitchen floor.

  • April commented on the post, himself 6 years, 3 months ago

    What to do with himself.
    “I feel like I’m pushing you off the couch.”
    Don’t move away, you were close, it was nice. Finish telling your story and don’t worry. We are comfortable, she needed to not worry about herself, or him, it was nice as an us momentarily

  • April commented on the post, spent 6 years, 4 months ago

    Let’s spend the day together. You and me. We’ll walk through the quads, watching the leaves fall, and talk about how much we want snow. Let’s break onto the roof so we can watch the sunset. Let’s go see a movie and hold hands the entire time, like we did before, please.

  • April commented on the post, themselves 6 years, 4 months ago

    “All you ever do is talk about yourself!”
    “So? I’m just being honest. What do most people want to talk about? Themselves, their problems. What do they think about when another person’s talking? Themselves.”
    “Don’t you ever think about me?”

  • April commented on the post, major 6 years, 4 months ago

    Her hands were sweaty, which made the prospect of shaking hands terrifying. However as an undeclared undergrad these mixers for majors were pretty much mandatory, as was the continual awkward introductions with the dreaded hand shaking. Each time she struggled to see how she fit in, if this was her calling, if these were the people whose passion…[Read more]

  • April commented on the post, teach 6 years, 4 months ago

    “You got the job?”
    “Yeah!”
    “They’re letting you teach children?”
    “Yeah.”
    “Seriously?”
    “Yeah?”
    “But you don’t even know Seattle’s not a state!”

  • April commented on the post, use 6 years, 4 months ago

    “I’m not using you.”
    “Aren’t you? You never answer my calls until you need something, you owe me hundreds of dollars, and you only call me when someone’s ‘rejected’ you.”
    “What do you want from me?”
    “You.”

  • April commented on the post, forth 6 years, 5 months ago

    Go forth and multiply. Or divide. Or frolic, or sing, or create, or destroy. Do what make your heart beat faster and a lump form in your throat. Life your life how you want to, as long as you’re not stopping […]

  • April commented on the post, hundred 6 years, 5 months ago

    “I could sleep for a hundred hours right now.”
    “Well I could sleep for a hundred years I’m so tired.”
    “Well I’m so exhausted I can’t even count to a hundred so I think I win.”

  • April commented on the post, help 6 years, 5 months ago

    “Don’t be afraid to ask for any help!” Rosie yelled down the hallway to the first years moving in around the corner. It had been hard to realize that she wasn’t the favorite second year working orientation of the […]

  • April commented on the post, affairs 6 years, 5 months ago

    Private affairs are those things that you want to tell everyone but are afraid of judgement so you keep it to yourself. Those things that you feel like the only way to feel relief is by sharing it with someone, […]

  • April commented on the post, alive 6 years, 6 months ago

    There’s this moment that happens to me every time that I’ve been on a plane lately. This realization that I am participating in something that the majority of humankind has never even believed to be possible, let […]

  • April commented on the post, fried 6 years, 6 months ago

    “That’s your plan? You want to fry an egg on the sidewalk in the middle of winter?”
    “Well it’s different isn’t it? I just need a lot of heaters and heat lamps and then…”
    “You’ll have a giant electric bill and a cold egg.”