I imagine the waves crashing rhythmically against the shore, magnificent and powerful, crashing and waning, crashing and waning, but now the rhythm takes on a melancholy feeling and the desperation creeps back and the crashing waves become a drum beat and the drum beat becomes a heartbeat and I feel panicked and lonely. Damn it!
Her gaze rested on me for a moment, then went back to the kids, and on to her own reflection in the mirror.
“I know it’s hard to believe,” she said finally, “but they don’t even look like ours, you know.”
The assignment for their science project was to demonstrate the law of gravity and document the effects. One boy filmed the other dropping bricks off the expressway overpass.
She was desperate to figure out the answer to his question without giving herself away.
Out of everything they covered, “What’s your sign?” had not been included.
Thirty-seven years of research, twenty billion dollars, six thousand hours of debate, seven tons of metal, one-half ton of silicon, one hundred miles of wire, and three-hundred-fifty million moving parts. What a strange price we pay for Armageddon.
I spent two years of my childhood pretending I was a squirrel and collecting acorns. I still stop to pick them up sometimes.
I chortled a little when she spoke into my ear, so stunningly-soft and desperately silent, as she collapsed into sobs. The warm breeze tickled little, but I wish that I’d hugged her when she told me her mother had cancer.
The old gypsy woman gazed into the crystal ball and saw herself engulfed in flames. “Impossible,” she laughed, unaware of the small boy playing with matches under her booth.
A lily rose out of the pond, its scent sweet and bitter, its colors yellow and blue, its posture bent and straight at the same time.
I wanted to be like the lily, strong and smooth and sweet, but life weakened, roughed, bittered me without remorse.
“So aren’t you going to tell me all the details of your nefarious plan?”
He was at the top of the roof when he fell, rolled down the shingles into the gutter that ran around the roofline; then blackness as he fell further.
Coming out of the dark after the long fall, he felt the others around him who had fallen, as they joined together to became a flood of water pouring out of the downspout, into the light.
Staring at him, I was mesmerized by the chiseled features, the GQ magazine good looks with the long aquiline nose, piercing blue eyes, full, generous mouth with sparkling white teeth, and indeed the handsomest man I’d ever seen.
Ahhhh, thank heaven for mirrors!
My addiction grows stronger every day, the desire to indulge in it intense, to the point where I can’t sleep without dreaming of it, can’t get through the day without thinking of it, can’t hold a conversation without it swirling in my head, begging me to do it “just one more time,” and one more “just one more time” ad nauseum.
Please tell me, is there a rehab for Two Sentence Story writers?
“Dude, this is like those stories where someone finds a Kentucky Fried mouse or a thumb in a can of pop!”
“I don’t think that analogy applies when you find a head in a freezer.”
When i was younger, i rode a bike without brakes down a hill, and swerved into a bush before i reached the main road.
Now i am older, i ride the same bike,for different reasons, and swerve into the same bush, for different reasons.