It was almost Memorial Day, 2002, and Mr. Johnson's and Mrs. Knott's classes were eager for the school year to end. For fifth graders, they did a lot of growing up this past year. They dealt with a lot of change. And more change was coming, as they were about to end their time at…Read more The Spirit of 2002
They say "Life is but a cruel mistress," and to that I say, "Death is a jilted lover." ... "Fuck you! Whoever or whatever, you, are, just, fuck you!" Matthew looked down at the picture, the only thing he had left of his sister. The fire had swallowed everything. The firefighters had taken her out,…Read more Death is a jilted lover
Mr. Kitty titled this one for me. In the public education system, student-based offenses are considered especially hysterical. In Texas, the dedicated individuals who deal with the students are members of an elite squad known as the Student Variety Unit. These are their stories. *Names and details have been changed to protect identities. Summer is…Read more juuuuuuuuuu
Ashleigh stands next to the counter, scrolling through her phone. "Um, excuse me," a woman behind her reaches for a latte. Unbothered, Ashleigh continues through her different social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat... "Ashleee!" The bartista yells through the crowd. Ashleigh picks up her Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte and makes a bee line toward…Read more She’s a an independent cliche
*Panting like a dog* I breathe in and out; my breaths getting short, my strides growing longer, my speed increasing...closer, closer, I hit my stopping point. I take one huge sigh. GASP. I look at Strava only to be disappointed. I felt like I was running fast. I certainly felt as though my lungs were…Read more I’m more comfortable judging people behind their backs.
"Remember that movie 127 hours? Yeah it was just like that." That enough melodrama for the day? Here's what actually happened and what my day was actually like sans cellular device... I race home from my workout with November Project Dallas. I had to hurry and get ready for work, as most people do.…Read more I spent a day without my phone and almost died.
"Hey, remember Nick?" Kelsey looked over at her friend as she took a sip from her drink. "The basketball player, right?" Daniel's eyes rolled up and to the right, his memory working hard. "Yeah yeah, he was a freaking star. I only hung out with him like once, but he was pretty cool." "Yeah. He…Read more Brunch
Julia had just sat down to look over her notes, preparing for the next day's presentation. Her office was pretty dim. She only liked the natural light, and a storm was coming. Before getting started, like any millennial, she decided to scroll through her Facebook feed for a minute or two. Mostly mundane stuff, and…Read more Death of an Almost-Stranger