How To Be Lonely

How To Be Lonely

In the weeks before the coronavirus got into the heads of our collective consciousness you could hear calls for quarantine all around. Not the widespread lockdowns you have now, no—they go too far, the public cries. What those early quarantine criers asked for is that...
Albania, Discovering Wonderland

Albania, Discovering Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland I was about 10 years old when me and my sister woke to find our mother had imagineered a scavenger hunt through our new house. My parents had recently divorced and I discovered that meant they didn’t want to live together anymore. This new house...
A Different Friday Night

A Different Friday Night

It’s a Friday night, raining outside. The door is open and the ratatat of rain blends with the soundtrack of the movie we’re watching — Coach Carter. Samuel L. Jackson as a man who helps run-out-of-luck kids aim for their best life and isn’t afraid to take the road...
How To Be Lonely

Why I’m Not Publishing Anything

You’re on the website of a happily married couple, half of which claims to be a writer. If that’s so, you think, then where are all the stories — huh? Well, now, look…I am a writer, really. I mean, I put one word behind the other and get paid to do it, sometimes....
The Biggest Smile We’ve Ever Seen

The Biggest Smile We’ve Ever Seen

I stand waiting near the bathroom. It’s not the bathroom I’m waiting for, I don’t even think they’re occupied. I’m waiting for Nick. Standing near the bathroom doesn’t make it look like I’m waiting for Nick. If people knew, they might force me to talk with him, and...
Imsouane Is A Little Slice of Paradise

Imsouane Is A Little Slice of Paradise

Hey you, Let’s start of with a picture of this place to get you going. Ellis watching the surfers (there are many) And this was our guest house. We were right on top of the sea, and when it was high tide, the place was packed with surfers fighting for a wave. As...
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