Archive for October, 2009

She can’t sleep. Every time her eyes close, images flit across, like a movie. The temper in his eyes, the raised voice, the stares of the other people. And then the audio track runs. ‘You mock me.’ ‘No respect for my time.’ ‘Pushing all my buttons.’ She turns over, all restless. And then an older […]

She occasionally stares out the window; the store logos in the corner of her eye. She watches the yellow and black autos line up at the signal crossing, resembling lady bugs, she thinks, only with different colors. In the distance, tall eucalyptus trees give off their evening scent. The air is heavy and it makes […]

Close your eyes and listen to this: Where are you? In the Harlem of the 1950s, girls in black evening dresses and ruby red lipstick, heads tipped backwards as their laughs mingle with the blue smoke rising out of glass ashtrays? Okay, now close your eyes and listen to this: Are you in […]