July 10, 2014 – 1841 Words

mjpack:

Jackson waited in line at the midnight release.  He got his admission card, and today, it was his turn to play.

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July 9, 2014 – 1084 Words

mjpack:

She makes coffee in silence, with shaking hands.

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Gracie Is Gone
I’m a great mom.
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Haima
We should’ve used a condom.  Don’t tell me because I already know.
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Patron Saint of the Lost

I’ve never been good with money.  Mama knew this, teased me about it all the time, but Mama liked her cigarettes too much and now she’s in a box in the ground, so she doesn’t tease me about anything anymore.

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A Few Small Repairs
I hate open houses.  There’s always some chipper real estate agent waiting at the door with her flyers and her too-big smile and her nails painted to match her pants-suit. They’re nosy, and smothering, but today I see that this one is busy with a bright young couple, pointing out how much eastern light the kitchen gets with one perfectly-lacquered finger, the same goddamn shade of melon-red as her smart little blazer. I still take a flyer from the cheery wicker basket in the front hallway, out of politeness more than anything.
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Tent Number 7

I can’t believe I’m doing this.  I can’t believe I’m sitting at my computer, half past midnight, my fingers pecking out these terrible words on the keyboard, but insomnia is a bitch and my therapist says this is a very healthy exercise.  All I want is to get some sleep.

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Yours, Forever Always

It’s raining again. I forgot my umbrella so I’m fucking soaked but it’s okay because I’ll be inside soon where it’s dry and safe and warm.

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Drains In The Floor

Back when I was in college, the student campus activity council hired a famous ghost hunter to come speak at our school. I’ve always loved the paranormal so I left my skeptical boyfriend behind in his dorm and hightailed it over to the auditorium.

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