The Octopus Review

(From January 2014)   When I found out that two of my friends and former coworkers, Trevor and Liza, were opening up a bar with one of their good friends, Taryn, I was naturally excited.  I knew they were good, dedicated workers, but, more importantly, I knew that they were good people.  I stayed in…

The Day After the Revolution

I went to get food today. All of the shops are closed. A lot of people were milling about in the street. I walked past the palace; it’s burning. Our soldiers have taken out all of the furniture, and all of the wood. Some of it is going to refurbish some of our buildings. The…

The Further Shores

In sun and light, I saw you walking there Along the line of trees where the river runs. The grass was high, yellowed by the sun. You waved, laughed, and turned to run (How good it was to see you run!) I made to move but the ground was mud. I stood in darkness, beyond…

Just sort-of happy

I was living in Nebraska when it all happened.  Despite what you may have heard about Nebraska, which I guess isn’t much, considering no one talks about it much, the people of Nebraska are a genuinely nice group of people.  Happy, I’d say, in an old-fashioned sort of way.  That is, they don’t much concern…