• Alex Ander commented on the post, salt 7 years, 11 months ago

    This word conjures up best-forgotten memories of my second grade salt-eating contest. Did not end well.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, sponge 7 years, 11 months ago

    I picked up the sponge and started scrubbing. You know, there’s something to washing dishes. All day you’re worrying about biology projects, sleep schedules, losing weight, in-laws, the impending eruption of Yellowstone… You’re swimming in a bottomless ocean. In these times of uncertainty, you know one thing is for sure: the dishes. You know how […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, avenue 7 years, 11 months ago

    The plain woman strode down the avenue, parcel in hand. She brushed an errant lock of her plain brown hair out of her plain face as she approached the post office. “I hope it gets where it needs to go,” the ordinary postman said. “The government’s been tampering with simple-looking packages such as yours.” “I […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, offer 7 years, 12 months ago

    “I offer you but one choice: Give me the codes and the girl will live. I think that’s an offer you can’t refuse.” Davidson pressed the gun against her ruffled hair as she let out a squeak. I hesitantly took the microchip out of my pocket. The answers to everything, the generator, the experiments — […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, poison 8 years ago

    Like poison creeping through my veins, so the suspicion grew in me. He avoided my gaze and my touch. He would not sleep with me. He offered to cook meals for me, and demanded secrecy in the kitchen. On the last day of the month, he made me a cake. It was chocolate. I stared […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, violet 8 years, 1 month ago

    Violet always had the blues; not even Daisy could cheer her up.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, cigarette 8 years, 1 month ago

    He huffed and he puffed, and he blew his lungs out.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, bow 8 years, 1 month ago

    The last word sung
    The last note strung
    The last line spoken
    The silence broken

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, etiquette 8 years, 1 month ago

    I remember the worst teacher I ever had. She was a substitute for my 5th grade class, whose teacher had caught an unpleasant case of pneumonia. My substitute was a large woman with a thin white shirt, so thin and white that you could clearly see her large bra underneath. She was outraged by our […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, plague 8 years, 1 month ago

    There is but one cure to this loathsome plague, this horrible disease sweeping our fertile lands. I stand here before you, a humble man, to tell you all:

    I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, straw 8 years, 1 month ago

    A big black crow perched upon a tattered scarecrow as the sun was swallowed by the glowing fields of wheat. The crow was thankful for the raggedy man; without his kindly given straw her nest could not be built.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, mean 8 years, 1 month ago

    What do you mean, what do I mean? I mean, what do you mean? I mean that I want a baby. What do you mean, you want a baby? What do you mean, what do you mean, I want a baby? I want a baby. I want a divorce.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, expecting 8 years, 1 month ago

    She was expecting the man to arrive when he pulled in front of her house. She was expecting him to get out of his car and bring his dark, heavy suitcase with him. She was expecting him to ring the doorbell and straighten his tie. What she wasn’t expecting, however, was for him to kiss […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, maroon 8 years, 1 month ago

    Trapped. I am trapped. I am trapped on a desert island. I am trapped on a desert island with no food. I am trapped on a desert island with no food or water. I am trapped on a desert island with no food or water, no shelter or solace. I am trapped on a desert […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, cast 8 years, 1 month ago

    There are so many meanings of the word ‘cast’. I cast the die. The statue was cast in bronze. I knew the cast of the musical. David cast about for his missing keys. The fishing line was cast. He cast his eyes across the scroll. Alice was wearing a cast. The pirate was a cast […]

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, stem 8 years, 1 month ago

    I dug a hole and planted the seed
    Which would grow
    And grow
    Into a weed.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, assisted 8 years, 1 month ago

    I honestly have no idea what to write about this one. Sorry.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, braid 8 years, 1 month ago

    The girl always tied her hair in a tight braid which fell to her waist. I was always so impressed at her dedication to maintain such a perfect and time-consuming hairstyle.

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, honest 8 years, 1 month ago

    “You want me to be COMPLETELY honest?”
    “Yeah. Yeah, I do.”
    “All right, if you wanna know the truth… which you don’t, by the way, but if you wanna know the truth…”
    “Tell me.”
    “Harry’s a Horcrux.”
    “I KNEW it! I knew it, I tell you!”

  • Alex Ander commented on the post, wade 8 years, 1 month ago

    My dad was teaching me to fly fish. We were standing knee-deep in the swirling stream, life twisting and flowing around me. I was just another rock impeding the flow, a stiff barricade best left unchallenged. I pulled my arm back, felt the light weight of the rod bow to my movements. In quick motions, […]