Students moving into residence in January are not greeted with the enthusiasm that’s offered in September; there are no welcome events or free barbeques.
The centipede always waited until I was home alone to show itself. One night I was sitting on my yoga mat on the basement floor and had a thought: What if that centipede is here somewhere? Seconds later it appeared, right on cue.
Have you ever thought about how money is created? Or how some modern banks started? Is the value of money based on something real, like gold? Would it frighten you if money was created out of thin air?
The milk spilled across the table and all over the floor. Its white stain splashed outward and became a ghostly firework there beside the toes of his shoes, which barely scraped the old hardwood floors so used to absorbing these accidents.
The war is over, but the danger still exists. A child soldier is captured, but then through ingenuity and luck, manages to survive and carry on.
Returning to a place I loved, spending time with some people I loved, and being able to tick off an item from my bucket list was a satisfying experience. Great moments in life can be as serene as sharing a good cup of coffee.
When he came to, in a tragic trick of the light, his left thigh slept numb and scarred. But this was no trick. Perhaps looking upon it was like looking upon the hilt of a broken sword – the blade snapped and lost with just a small, jagged shard jutting from the crossguard. For Paul Ledward, everything had changed.
Welcome to Numbville – a place where people wind up when they give up.
Going on family outings can be fun as long as you aren’t asphyxiated or thrown around like the balls in a giant pinball machine. Kids these days are missing out on all the fun.
Narrow labyrinth paths that fret memories: a homeless woman, I am a mother on a bus, who sees a woman and says to herself, it is my daughter.