a crack in the surface

As the bus jolts over a bump I am severely awakened from the feeble attempt at a true slumber. On my way out of the city for a long weekend, I figured I should at least try to get some rest but to no avail. As I surveyed the scene I noticed a lady, in…

shall we go for a swim?

Growing up in a Catholic family, I went to Easter mass, Christmas service, and then Sunday church a couple of times a year. Out of the 52 weeks a year, I say we probably attended an average of 20 weeks a year, the average getting smaller and smaller as the years go on and my…

somethings are worth trying

“One pack of Marlboro lights please.” “10 or 20?” “What?” “10 or 20?” “Oh, uh, 10 please.” “Yep.” “Oh shit, can I get a lighter too?” “Yep.” “Thanks.” “Yep.” And that is how it happened. The gas station in Shoreditch, late one cold friday night, just me and the middle eastern man behind the counter with not much…

well if we are being honest…

I don’t have anything interesting about me. What do I tell people. Oh I have been on the price is right and I have two bars in my back. Both of these things were given to me. I haven’t had any type of oppression. I have always had food to eat, a school to attend,…