There is a Growing Sickness on the Web

I’m always at a party somewhere and it’s killing me but the alcohol eases the pain of being around other people like my friend who shoves his phone in my face and says, “Hey Man, you GOTTA see THIS!” as he starts a video and although I probably didn’t want to see whatever he had […]

She is Leaving You (Welcome to Canada)

She is made out of steel and concrete. She will snatch away your seeds and then scratch out your sky. She will yank out your heart like a weed from her garden. She will not come for you at the airport or anywhere else. She will leave you. She is leaving you. She is already […]

Everything is Breaking Down Around Me (Fuck Everything)

Phone’s dead. Internet’s down. Car’s a smokin’. Toaster’s fucked. Computer’s fried like eggs. The television went for a shit and never came back. Girlfriend’s not working         -she’s limp and unresponsive. The drapes are ripped (you’re welcome). The goldfish are floating upside down         –and I don’t even own goldfish. The cats are […]

Problem Solved

I had no interest in her at first because everybody liked her even the girls and all I heard about was her..her…HER! And I was under the mindset that if everyone all really liked something than it couldn’t have been very good. I had recently started working at a textile factory watching fabric spin around […]

Isabeta

I was on a military base just south of the Brazilian border and had just returned from hanging out at a bar inside of a grocery store. My aunt had called me out to the front yard to meet a teacher that lived across the neighbourhood. Her name was Isabeta and she was spoiled with […]

Drunk Kid at the Bar

I was leaning against the bar absently stirring my drink when there was a tap on my shoulder: “Hey, get the fuck out of my way. I need a beer.” I decided to ignore it. Maybe it would go away. But no, there were several taps on my shoulder now. “Didn’t you fucking hear me? […]

One Hot Day & Two Hot Blondes

We went to an outdoor concert. Big venue. It was me, my buddy, our girlfriends years into relationships that were turning bitter. We both had just gotten over some big fights but there was tension still lingering and lurking all over the place behind words, gestures, looks, swipes at character made here and there. As […]

A Letter and a Gun

I fell in love with my first cousin. Yeah, I know. But I’m not ashamed of it. You should have met her then you might understand. My last night in Buenos Aires we got drunk and I put my hand on her knee. That was it. I realized what I was doing and removed it […]