The Plague

I’m surrounded by corpses. People I knew. People I cared about. For hours, I sat in the stillness of this supermarket-cum-abattoir and waited. The growls and groans outside waxed and waned as each wave passed…

Return To Sender

My neighbor is one of those annoying wannabe YouTube personalities. Over the years, I’ve seen him cough out cinnamon, lay flat on the hood of his car as it slowly creeps down the driveway, and…

The Code

If you can see this, it is very important that you keep reading This is Col. Jacob Wayne of the United States Air Force. If you’re reading this right now, it is very important that…

Sleep Talking

My girlfriend talks in her sleep. She’s been saying the most horrible things recently… I’m infatuated with her. Utterly infatuated. And it wasn’t at a healthy level. Far from it. I would think about her…

Transplant

Something went wrong with my heart transplant I’ve always had a weak heart. Not just physically, I’ve always been afraid of my own shadow. It was unsurprising when the doctors told me my heart murmur…

The Project

My student submitted the most disturbing “Living History” project I’ve ever seen. One of my least favorite parts about being a middle school history teacher is the bullshit “Living History” assignments we give at the…

Birthday Pictures

My daughter died on her sixth birthday. A man just handed me photos of her seventh. I cannot describe to you how I feel right now. What I’m experiencing is so detached from the normal,…

Infidelity

My brother’s wife had cheated on him “What are you doing Jason ? No. Don’t kill it. Don’t. Noooo! ” I screamed, as a seven year old Jason used a rock to put my pet…