A Night Out

“He looks like he’s been crying,” he heard her say with concern. “He’s always crying” the manager responded dismissively to the young woman. She had asked what was wrong with the man who had just walked in. One that everyone knew and yet no one really talked to. This man could hear the exchange but … Continue reading A Night Out

The Room

The room was empty. He sat by the wall staring at its blank surface. The white, unadorned, uncovered slab of drywall before him was easier to deal with then the emptiness behind and inside of him. He sighed, knowing he'd have to face it, all of it. The hollow shell of what his life once … Continue reading The Room

I’ve done it now

Well I’ve done it now I thought to myself as I stood there, watching my body fall to the floor in slow motion. The gun falling from my now lifeless hand, brain matter, blood, and bone flying through the air. People screaming, vomiting, the horror on my friends faces. Yeah, I’ve done it alright. I … Continue reading I’ve done it now

It’s a Long Story

Mel sat at the bar, in his usual hangout. The same faces he saw most days were filling out the stools. He looked across the bar and into the mirror behind it and grimaced. Less than seven months till he turned thirty. What do I have to show for myself? he thought. His grimace turning … Continue reading It’s a Long Story