I looked thoughtfully into the stream. Then I realized it was looking back
“Don’t you dare!” he shouted, running towards me, trying to get the weapon from me.
But I dared… and I dared skillfully.
They were delighted to finally hear I have a dark side after confessing, during our team’s drinking session, that I’ve carefully planned to really hurt people for making fun of me all the time. I was too glad to see them truly happy for me for once that I decided to postpone tonight’s plan for them until the next team gathering.
As expected, I saw another disgusting pile of my roommate’s hair clogging the shower drain. Irritated, I started to forcefully pull the strands out only to hear someone’s screams of pain screech out from the drain pipe.
I woke up about 11 a.m. with my head pounding and my mouth dry. I’m still amazed the blood splattered all around the room and not on me.
– Greetings Sir, may I ask You to fill out these application forms, We would like to know Your identity for, well, You see, there are a lot of Anonymouses around here and We are uncomfortable and so We would like to know which one are you?
– I am one of them.
You suddenly feel the cold shiver run up your spine. But you still won’t turn your head to look back.
My ex-husband told me that he would steal my heart again.
It now sits in a jar on his nightstand.
My five year old daughter asks her mother to read her a bedtime story every night.
Her mother died five years ago in childbirth.
Three men, total strangers to each other, sat in the buffet-car of the Bangkok express as it hurtled through the night toward Kuala Lumpur.
“Looks pretty good, doesn’t it?” One of the men, an Englishman, waved his hand towards the silver-washed jungle as the Frenchman nodded in agreement and only the Australian remained silent, confident and knowing.
It was the second leg after a 36 hour layover. We hit it off straight away, laughing raucously, as the flight attendant kept bringing us free wine.
I smiled as I watched the lady scold herself for being so scared when that stupid black cat had jumped in front of her in that dark alley. That smile turned into a grin when I realized she hadn’t noticed me standing right behind her.
“Dad, there are monsters in my closet!” He replies, “I know, son.”
Most girls first memories are of being given a bottle, or rocked to sleep.
Mine is of being raped.
I was dancing in the studio alone, practicing Wendy’s part for our upcoming school play, when the music suddenly stopped. I was about to fix the sound system when I noticed that a dark shadow continued to dance just beside my reflection in the mirror, which surely wasn’t Peter Pan’s.
They say you are what you eat. According to his driver’s license, I’m now Virginia Resident ‘John Tuckett’.
They always said she had a big heart. It’s true, I can’t fit my hand around the damn thing.
“Wow, your kid’s all grown up!” I said smiling and waving at the little girl who was grinning at me from the sofa. My friend, who I have not visited for years and who suddenly looked like she had a stiff neck, carefully asked me, “You see her, too?”
When the basketball team I’ve placed a $100 bet on won in the last minute of the game, I jumped out of my seat in celebration and chest-bumped my best buddy who was also rejoicing beside me.
Realizing what just happened, I abruptly stopped smiling and gaped at my late prankster of a friend who exclaimed, “I finally got you, man! You thought I was still alive, didn’t you?”