Dear Reader Vol. 1

Dear Reader, I hate growing up. I wish I didn’t have to.  My life used to be so easy, but now it sucks. Taxes are hard, money is stressful, and all I do is work. Why the hell did I want this growing up thing so bad? For freedom? I’ve never felt more trapped in…

Decay

Every morning my eyes grow heavier. That stupid alarm clock won’t stop ringing. If I get out of bed I’m fucked. If I stay in bed I’m very fucked. I love being alive. Every breakfast I’m a little less prepared. That damn lunchbox doesn’t fill itself. If I make myself food I’ll be late. If…

He’s the worst

‘You’re psychotic’ ‘Is that a fact or opinion?’ ‘Opinion.’ she said ‘But if you want a fact’, she looked me in the eyes and stared hard before adding, ‘I hate you.’ I can’t say I’m surprised or even hurt by her words. It’s all true. I’ve been expecting this conversation for weeks now. If anything,…

Monsters Inside

Part 7: They Come From Inside. Roll the credits. Seriously, how many times do I need to say “monsters inside” in a story I wrote called “Monsters Inside?” I’m sure you get my point by now. You can’t see me right now, but I’m sighing as I sit in my favorite gaming chair that I’ve…

Monsters Inside

Part 6: Mommy, Where Do Monsters Come From? May 9th, 2012 4:20pm “Has this happened before?!” Harling asked Liam. “No.’ Liam said. “Not like this.” He didn’t look shocked, but he didn’t look calm either. Harling saw something between “I saw this coming” and “I can’t believe this is happening right now”. Blake spoke up,…

Buying Bread

I’m buying bread.  I just left work and my feet ache.  After a mundane drive here, where I missed my turn twice, I end up at the most expensive store in town.  I’m tired, broke, and I have chores to do. But getting this bread is something I need to do. I reach for a…

Flash Forward

It’s the fifth grade. You’re sitting in class taking your EOG. Your mom didn’t let you get that $4 mechanical pencil you wanted. It would’ve brought you so much luck. You dream of growing older so you can choose your own pencil. Flash forward. It’s graduation. Middle school is over.  You dream of the new…

What Would You Do With $96,000?

“What about immigration? Politicians be hating. Racism in this nation has gone from latent to blatant!” One of the best moments from the musical “In The Heights” was Sonny’s rap in 96,000. While all the characters dream of fancy jobs, houses, and luxury; Sonny thinks about what he can do to help others like himself….

Why I Quit Instagram and TikTok

“I found myself feeling trapped in a cycle of wanting more than the app could give me.” This year I set out to create better content, read more, and find myself as a creator.  In the last eight months I have…  Kind of done the first part. But not really. I read way less than…

Monsters Inside

Part 5: We All Have Monsters Inside May 9th, 2021 3:45pm “You’re late.” Harling said to Jenny. “Since when did you have so much work ethic? You’ve never come in on time.” Right as Harling was debating whether or not to tell Jenny off for smart mouthing a superior, Nguyen and Blake walked up with…