Category: Nonfiction

Black Eyes

You look like crap. I nearly laughed. It was the first time I really looked into a mirror for a while, obviously. Under my eyes there were black bags streaking across where the smile line was, right above the cheek. “I do.” My voice… Continue Reading “Black Eyes”

The Pool

I saw you in the hot tub today. Your unruly black hair. Beautiful brown eyes. That confusing Asian and Hispanic heritage. Those adorably dorky glasses. I know she wasn’t you, I know a number of reasons she clearly wasn’t you. But when I first… Continue Reading “The Pool”

Guatemala Sept 21st, 2013

Finally, right? It won’t be entirely verbatim, but mostly I’m taking straight from my journal with some pictures inserted. September 21st, 2013 We are in Guatemala. The women are beautiful. The country is beautiful. the city is beautiful. The morning started at 4:15am. After… Continue Reading “Guatemala Sept 21st, 2013”

Gripped by Fear

I was heading north on I-94. Traffic was bad, for Milwaukee, as we were traveling around thirty. I had lost fifteen pounds, I was active in church life, I would be doing Tough Mudder and Guatemala soon. The woman I loved was coming back… Continue Reading “Gripped by Fear”

Dohvakiin

A to Z April – D It was day two of being in the gym again. I forgot how good it felt. How bad work could be, but it all drifted away when I was in this most glorious chapel of strength, speed, and… Continue Reading “Dohvakiin”

What Floor?

Joel and I got in the elevator. He asked, “What floor were we on?” I did some math. That morning we got on the elevator with a gorgeous blond woman. She had to stop at floor three, which was two floors below where we… Continue Reading “What Floor?”

One Ring and Ragnarok Begins

I don’t know if anyone has seen this. Usually we look at science fiction and say “The prophet has spoken!” But now we have fantasy writers and mythologies coming to truth. Let us first gaze upon the great Tolkien. This woman found the One… Continue Reading “One Ring and Ragnarok Begins”

Having Dinner and Learning About Things and Stuff

We had been talking about writing all night. She was published multiple times, which was awe inspiring. Her cheeks reddened when I praised her, the smile widening. It had been two hours and I only knew that because I checked my watch. The waitress… Continue Reading “Having Dinner and Learning About Things and Stuff”

Evil Dreams

I am at my brother’s house, in his basement, sleeping on his couch, which I’ve done numerous times before. It’s been years since I’ve had nightmares, as well. Let me clarify that to me, nightmares are simply intense dreams from which I can still… Continue Reading “Evil Dreams”

Culvers and Baby Crazy

I sat at Culvers with my coworker and friend. We ate and spoke, but on the other side of our booth was a mother with her child. “Mom, I want coal for Christmas.” “Is that so?” She chuckled a little, obviously surprised. Perhaps the… Continue Reading “Culvers and Baby Crazy”