Stories tagged dark

The Spill.

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That dude takes method-acting to a whole new level. Ever seen a teenager bust a homeless man’s nose to understand a role?

Milk-Blood: A Love Story

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"But the history of shooting smack was still there and couldn’t be erased. He sniffed at the base of her neck and it came out of her pores. He felt the dope in her flesh at his fingertips. It was there in each and every cell, and always in her soul."

My Infection

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This infant seemed to be my very own heart beating in front of me, with doctors prodding it to keep her alive.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

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A man of action would take to his rake/ but Sloth would rather watch and wait/ for snow to erase each leaf on leaf.

Twin Lakes of Whiskey

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not that we ever had before

Vartan

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Pulling out your tax records scribbled with your handwriting, Pulling out photos of your best friends, Pulling out writings about my long-gone grandmother,

Hara-kiri

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unwrapping the gauze from her wrists....

Blurred Windows

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The only sounds the boy made were brief, and loud.

Long breeze

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This is a piece about wind-chimes, well, not really,

The Shopkeeper

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His eyes are closed yet restless, as if too many thoughts loop beneath the lids.

A Little Piece of Humanity

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It wasn't meant to happen like this— the shutter, the feeling of breathlessness when he touched her shoulder, even after he had pointed out all of the things she had done incorrectly throughout the day. They had been married for five years in February, and as…

Light Is the Only Witness To Ruin

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We carve out our kings. They don't last.

Kill it

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my dog had a tumor

Fun Times at the Memorial Park

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Good times, underground.

Alignment

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The human/ is less dependable than these pinpricks// and the lunar cycle.