She kept her time in a bottle;
a mason jar with a two-piece
lid to create a vacuum,
It’s hard to stay together once you’ve watched your partner die.
Katie never understood this. She thought I was being irrational. “Everyone dies,” she said. Or will say, I’m not sure if she’s actually said it yet. “It’s something that happens. But you and I, we’ll always be together, at least somewhen in time.”
Check out my latest piece, Not Dead Yet, at FiveByFiveHundred.com!
This week at Five By Five Hundred, I wrote a short new poem about living in New England, because with the way the weather changes here, I sometimes feel like I’m in an abusive relationship. Every time it makes me miserable, there’s a beautiful sunny day to make me remember why I love it here. And then it snows again. AARGH!
My fellow Emerson alum are all too aware that the ATM is possibly the greatest invention ever. This week, over at FiveByFiveHundred.com, my newest piece of speculative flash-fiction explores the future of the ATM, and the possible ramifications of artificial intelligence as it spreads to more pedestrian technologies.
Also, because sassy robots are just plain funny. And that’s what really matters. Enjoy!
- Automatic Teller Man at FiveByFiveHundred.com
Check out my latest piece of flash-fiction over at FiveByFiveHundred.com, titled “The Winning Ticket,” based on a true news story. Sometimes when you win, you still lose — even when you win the lottery.
In light of this whole big Huck Finn controversy, I couldn’t help but recall my own experience with the book back in my Junior year of high school, which now seems frighteningly poignant and topical. Read the story over at FiveByFiveHundred.com.