people are speaking to me, thinly and echo-like. I watch from above, my love. (or across, down, sooner, later) “do you want another pillow?” “I don’t think he can hear … Continue Reading I plead the 4th
I dream of scissorhands. In this dream, I wake. I see shredded bedsheets. Flying feathers. Bulging batting from my mattress. My wife stands by the bedside, saucer-eyed and staring. These … Continue Reading On editing a post..
Bare of snow and ice we were In the winter’s dwindling days And we marked upon the calendar The season’s changing phase Eager things poked up their heads To … Continue Reading Spring shall overcome
My nickname’s Pygmalion From those in the know My interest in women I never do show To those I confide in And have some affection I am but a man … Continue Reading Out of this world
I know. You can say these were just isolated experiences and I should not tar everyone with the same brush. But, I’m pretty impressionable, and first impressions count. #1. I … Continue Reading Why I don’t pick up hitchhikers
Somewhere I have seen (Perhaps you know where?) A parody of a grand theatrical overture. The thrilling theme lulls to a quiet. The room lights dim. The brocaded velvet curtains … Continue Reading Overture
..we live in a basement now… some say eww, you live in the cellar? that’s something I did when I was a teenager. a second class citizen. how can you … Continue Reading Very nice, very nice
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The girl often wondered where it had come from. Why was her life so much darker than yours? than his? than hers? than most? She…
I had a brother…..I have a brother! Michael and I were separated during the great invasion of 2067. World communications had been disrupted, or destroyed altogether. The last I knew, … Continue Reading Joshua’s choice
“Raymond, before you ask, I know who they are, where they have been, and where they are going. I know, perhaps, why you are all so happy, but I am … Continue Reading Earth, Mars, and beyond.
And there was the Moon, like a bilious balloon. She was sheeted in linens of heavenly loom. This ghostly attendant of summer entombed. This spirit ascendant, This prophet of doom.
Previous stories: https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/dont-fence-me-in/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/the-neighbours/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/16/lay-down-all-thoughts-surrender-to-the-void-it-is-shining-it-is-shining/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indeed, it was Old Granny in my rocking chair dream. Her back was to me, and the rocker creaked upon … Continue Reading Joshua’s dream
This yarn from “The Used Life”…..so good!
Previous stories: https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/09/27/paved-with-good-intentions/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2018/10/18/my-little-miss/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/10/silver-seeds/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/14/the-yard/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/dont-fence-me-in/ https://secret-lifeof.com/2019/01/15/the-neighbours/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Her name, as near as I can make it, is Khostra, and she “spoke” to me in symbols, visions, and … Continue Reading Lay down all thoughts, surrender to the void. It is shining. It is shining.
All is soft silence, save for a ringing in the ears. Afterimage of thunderous chaos. Mister Puss, saucer-eyed, meows a sick meow. Looks this way and that, as if to … Continue Reading Crazy house