Coffee House Blues

The grinding roar of the espresso machine yanked Remy out of his reverie like falling in a dream. Not that the café had been particularly quiet before, but it had been filled with so many small sounds that had melded together into a perfectly soothing white noise. Tearing his eyes from the window out of […]

Beyond Doubt: Chp 1

The grinding roar of the espresso machine yanked Remy out of his reverie like falling in a dream. It was not that the café had been particularly quiet before, but rather it had been filled with many small sounds that had melded together into a perfectly soothing white noise. In the corner two old men […]

Word, a Love Story

I love the blinking cursor—that bold black line on Word documents that oscillates between existence and nonexistence with metronomic regularity—but my love for this strange creature is a relatively recent development. Indeed, for years I had nursed nothing but hatred for that horrid imp. The way it appeared and disappeared incessantly, mercilessly, with the coldness […]

The Light in the Dark

Wren closed his eyes and pushed his head into the makeshift pillow that was his balled up sweatshirt, feeling the vibrations that hummed through the plane. Outside the portal window, a giant hunk of metal under the wing, presumably a turbine, was rattling—presumably it was supposed to do that. Then the rumble grew louder and […]

The First Time I Was Old

The first time I was old was at a house party. That may not be so remarkable on its own—if romantic comedies and coming of age teen flicks are to be believed, life changing moments are commonplace at any party worth its weight in mom’s broken china—but this was a particularly strange party. For one, […]

The Writer

The writer hid in his words because he could not bear to face the world. The outside world, that is, for within the pages marked by his pen entire new worlds rose up, providing more than enough room in which to comfortably reside. He did not think that the world was going to bother him, […]

Lettin’ It Out

Luis had not cried in fourteen years. Sure there were times when his eyes welled up—when he stubbed his toe, or hit his funny bone, or once when a stray lacrosse ball hit him square in the forehead while he was watching his little brother warm up—but not since he was a child had Luis […]