• wretsky commented on the post, function 7 years, 8 months ago

    I think in most things function is more important than looks. – Eric
    I always choose my shoes based on fashion, rather than function. It seldom works out in my favor. -Blair.

  • wretsky commented on the post, beehive 7 years, 8 months ago

    It was 5am and with no end to her manic insomnia, she decided to put her hair in a beehive. She had done it once before, for a special occasion, but she wasn’t sure why she thought the monumental task that involved lots of hairpins and sticky pomade was a great early morning project. It […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, plans 7 years, 8 months ago

    Things never go according to the plans you make when you’re sixteen. I thought I was going to simultaneously rock the academic world in the Ivy League while somehow find time to be a rockstar, rivaled only by Courtney Love. Needless to say, I did neither of these things. I attended the Ivy League, but […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, hinge 7 years, 8 months ago

    Was she becoming completely unhinged? Day after day of serving identical looking food to identical looking people. Having the same conversations with her co-workers about low calorie foods and gym workouts, when they all called her fat behind her back anyway. She couldn’t even bring up books. She was a college graduate and these people […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, below 7 years, 9 months ago

    It was below freezing outside. It was bad enough that she had been in the middle of a manic episode and hadn’t slept in going on 36 hours. She was finally starting to come down and now she had to brave the cold to deal with someone else’s emotional problems. She was really in no […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, bellow 7 years, 9 months ago

    His deep, bellowing laughter got on her nerves. In fact, most sounds that came from his body annoyed her – his laughter, the way he wheezed and coughed after his morning run, the sound of his voice – entirely too loud – when he talked on the phone. Unless he was rhythmically breathing in his […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, accordion 7 years, 9 months ago

    She folded her paper program into a makeshift accordion fan. It wasn’t at all proper for such a formal affair, but they really shouldn’t have held such a formal affair outside in the summer heat.

  • wretsky commented on the post, bench 7 years, 9 months ago

    “I’ve been meaning to have this talk with you for a while. And I’m only saying this because I love you and I think you’re amazing. But you are so miserable and you are the source of your own misery. It seems like you get some kind of enjoyment out of wallowing and complaining. Sometimes, […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, crisp 7 years, 9 months ago

    She fell asleep with the window open, allowing the crispness of winter to fill the room. She hadn’t left the house for a few days and the fresh air felt really good on her bare skin.

  • wretsky commented on the post, conceal 7 years, 9 months ago

    She couldn’t lie, not even for self-preservation. She scrunched up her eyes and made this sort of terrible smile with her mouth half open that was the tell-tale sign. When you saw that smile, you knew she was concealing something from you.

  • wretsky commented on the post, sparkling 7 years, 9 months ago

    She had been practicing guitar for a few weeks and she thought she was getting much better. She was excited to make a video. She knew she wasn’t good enough to be YouTube famous or anything, but she thought it might be fun to share with her friends. After running through the song a few […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, bland 7 years, 9 months ago

    2008. That was the summer she could only bring herself to eat bland foods. Celery and brown rice were her main staples. No dressings or dips. No sauces or even salt. The smell of almost anything else made her completely nauseous. Then, she started working in a restaurant.

  • wretsky commented on the post, savage 7 years, 9 months ago

    “I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You” by Savage Garden was playing as the newly married couple shared the first dance before their 200 guests. Everyone was visibly feeling romantic and sentimental – except Lillian. She was playing with the dirt under her fingernails and patiently waiting for the dance to be over […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, lilies 7 years, 9 months ago

    They spent the warm summer day in a field of soft grass and lillies. They were lying on their sides, their knees and foreheads touching. It was all very sweet and romantic – almost too much so. “You know, if you were sparkling right now, this would be identical to a scene from those lame […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, oil 7 years, 9 months ago

    “Don’t even get me started on our dependence on foreign oil!” Becka’s grandfather boomed. He was a very commanding speaker and all the guests at the dining room table were staring at him. It had been a very tense dinner party. Becka was seated directly at her grandfather’s elbow. She had been attending these meetings […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, dozen 7 years, 9 months ago

    There were a dozen or so gorgeous gemmed rings lying on her antique wooden dressing table. This collection was the pride of her life. Each ring she had purchased for herself to commemorate particular milestones. She had never married, but even if she had, she would have never consented to wear a wedding ring from […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, apron 7 years, 9 months ago

    Even though she was a staunch feminist, she relished playing the role of the 1950’s domestic goddess. He liked dressing her up in that role too. Just last week, he bought her an adorable vintage-style flowered apron. At present, she was baking him an apple pie, but the baking was really just an excuse to […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, thorns 7 years, 9 months ago

    “Fine,” she screamed, storming out the door to the backyard, slamming it behind her. She stood there a moment, breathing heavily, feeling as if she would burst with anger. Then, she saw it. Admiring the exquisite rosebush, she took both her trembling hands and grasped the thicket of thorns tightly. She held her grasp firmly […]

  • wretsky commented on the post, trunk 7 years, 9 months ago

    I keep a picnic blanket in the trunk of my car at all times. I don’t think there are enough impromptu summer picnics. Light salads. Fruit and cheese. Iced tea. Sunglasses. Not a care in the world. Just soaking up the vitamin D.

  • wretsky commented on the post, champagne 7 years, 9 months ago

    When I think of New Year’s Eve, I picture myself wearing a dress full of sparkles, drinking champagne out of a tall fancy glass, “partying.” But in reality, I’m not really a partier. This year, I rang in the new year wearing pajamas, eating pizza, watching the final Harry Potter movie, and drinking champagne out […]