Before Jake went to Hideaway Lounge, he assessed himself in his bathroom mirror to see if he’d measure up to the younger men. He stared at the top of his head. The glop of gel – a first time purchase – solidified his hair, arching over a bald patch, looking like rows of miniature wiper blades. Moonlight shined through the curtains’ singes from a cigarette fire when his dad owned the
I am not the dancer with her left foot somehow wedged against the rail. Not the dancer then or eighteen minutes prior as she dashed crying from a building very much alone and mindless and without direction. I’m not her nor surprised as she stumbles into her wedged position on the rail. I’m not her as she realized simultaneously the seriousness of her wedging and the ultra seriousness
I got to Dexter’s house about 6:00 on a warm Saturday October evening. His wife Olivia opened the door wearing red Capri pants that looked new, and a white T-shirt and red sandals. She looked like summer and Christmas at the same time, but as I said, it was fall. She carried two shopping bags and clutched her keys in the hand that held her red purse. I couldn’t tell if she was coming or
The villa has small lizards, tokay geckos. Beads for eyes, ghost jade skin, distinctive squawks. At first they were cute, until a couple fell on us during the night,. I catch a baby, smaller than my favourite finger, under a plastic soy bowl, then don’t know what to do with it. I leave the soy bowl where it is, in the middle of the cool tiled floor, with a post-it. “ABSOlutely don’t TOUCH
We use italics
to put electricity into words.
Then we plug lamps
into the words.
That’s how we light our homes.
Since the blindfold outside of Maude’s Crab Castle, everything had been darkness and pain. In the parking lot, a brusque hand forced him into a trunk followed shortly by the sound of a car door closing.
The pain came from the zip tie around his wrists, along with the driver’s lack of concern with preserving the suspension of the car. Was suspension right? In terms of driving over uneven