Tag Archives: Long Reads
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A REASONABLE FEAT to cardswipe the door while half-grasping the bag of McDonald’s breakfast. The proximity switch would not bleep or flicker green. “Thanks again, God,” Jacob muttered. It was 10:30 in the AM and the … Continue reading
I. SOCIETY 1. A Historical Perspective on the Status Quo Let’s look at the life of a single guy in Corporate America. He works half his waking hours, inches from a computer screen, isolated from women, making profits for the … Continue reading
I KEPT EXERCISING to P130Z past day 130, past 160 and onwards. I kept hunched over my desk, doing tolerance stacks on gears and compartments. And I kept to myself. Eventually, I started getting this pain in my neck from … Continue reading
AS A DIVERSION, I followed the Can Man around campus—always from a safe distance because he was shy. Was he John the Baptist incarnate? It was too soon to know, though he wore a waist-long, unkempt gray beard with black … Continue reading
HAROLD AND PATTY WERE HIGHSCHOOL SWEETHEARTS. They rushed from their senior prom to a damp log cabin lit with a few candles and lost their virginity.
THEIR BLACK COUPE HOVERED INCHES ABOVE THE ANCIENT HIGHWAY. Verch sped through traffic as slim cars flashed by. Their car buzzed, burning fuel. He jerked the handle-wheel to cross lanes alongside a snake truck. The amber bellies of truck platforms … Continue reading
“DEAR DIARY, Installing you on my computer is the best decision I’ve ever made. You’ve lived up to every claim made on your packaging. I highly doubt you’ll insubordinate or grow the hangnail-personalities that plagued past diaries.