The Drowner

August 22, 2014  :: 0 comments

After praying all night at the foot of his bed searching for answers to questions that never got answered he decided that today was the day he was finally going to kill himself. After an exhaustive search online of the many and varied ways he could shuffle off this mortal coil. He decided on drowning. The beach was preferable, although …

Exploring Space and Time in Rappahannock County

December 20, 2013  :: 0 comments

Millie and I bunkered down against the cold months in Rappahannock County by sitting near the fireplace and reading books aloud to one another while watching old black and white films. I had never felt peace like that before or since. I grew up in a household with an abusive father and an overbearing mother. My sisters were loud and …

After the Anti-Depressants

September 10, 2013  :: 0 comments

He met her funnily enough when he had to fill out his prescription. He was working as a mechanic at the time and he kept getting these headaches, no matter what he did, no matter how many Advil he would take, these headaches would not go away and since he did not have insurance and his work didn’t have medical …

Please Don’t Argue With Me, Okay?

June 1, 2013  :: 0 comments

Christmas had come and gone and he was home alone. So he started drinking heavily. It was an easy life when he was by himself with no one to tell him what to do. He sat on his couch in his living room and looked out the window – he saw a park with many trees across the road. He …

One Day in November

November 16, 2012  :: 0 comments

Where to begin? I guess it all started one day in November. I had recently extracted myself from a relationship that I will not mention to spare myself any embarrassment that I might have brought upon myself. I was a fool to think that anything would work with Linda. She wanted to settle down to a life of banal necessity. …