1 vote   119 readings 5 min
He twitches his ring finger, watching the string connected to it jostle, the vibrations running down its length before quickly dispersing. He twitches it again, giving it a little tug this time like a [+]

1 vote   80 readings 5 min
As Mark, the most average of the Average Dudes, stepped out of the coffeeshop and into the watery spring sunlight, the world vanished around him.
In the dark, a crowd roared and the smell of sulfu [+]

0 vote   63 readings 3 min

Solace in Seedlings

Christine Brown, ago

How to make sense of this?
How to find solace in my fear?
The answer came unexpectedly in the early days of lockdown. A thought emerged and kept persisting, “grow a garden,” it [+]

0 vote   56 readings 3 min
“Chafing is the Devil’s work.”
That’s what Mama used to say, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Stumpwell Cardaflume believed her. Stumpy, as he was called ‘round the watering [+]

1 vote   179 readings 1 min
One early afternoon, a man was hungry for both breakfast and lunch. He cooked up some scrambled eggs and assembled a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He sat down at the table to enjoy his creation [+]

0 vote   104 readings 5 min
(PHONE RINGING)
ALICE:
My name is Alice, and I’m a camera.
JIMMY:
Alice, why don’t you start...why don’t you tell me what a typical day looks like for you.
ALICE:
Well [+]

3 votes   175 readings 5 min
I was surprised to be having a mental breakdown in the bread aisle. It wasn’t really the mental breakdown that was surprising, and it definitely wasn’t the bread, but there was something about [+]

Winner - Jury
PSU The other side
0 vote   43 readings 5 min
Morning? Already?
I don’t even know why I bother asking myself that everyday; every morning is greeted with the same, rhetorical question. It may seem like I’m whining, and you probably [+]