Invisible

Today’s prompt is Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie StarBallerina, Fireman, Astronaut, Movie Star. It asks this: When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected? Normal. What is normal? I didn’t know. But I sure wanted to be that—whatever it was. I wanted…

The Today List

Washing laundry has always been a depressingly mundane household chore. I despise washing. Actually, I really just do not appreciate having to fold clothes once they are clean and dry. It is a terrible job. Wouldn’t you agree? Well, maybe not. I have heard from coworkers and friends that some folks LIKE doing laundry. And…

The First Person I Saw Today

My lungs burn. My chest is torn open at jagged, bleeding edges. Every breath provokes reminders of the first time I inhaled a menthol cigarette. I can’t breathe. The fog has settled over my consciousness; now I can’t see, either. I can feel the sweat dripping and settling in the hollow of my neck. My…

The Buck Stops Here

How did we get here? How do other people have their own lives and thoughts? Is there life similar to ours somewhere in the greater cosmos? These questions came from the mind of my nine year old son. He is developing awareness for people other than himself. I remember the first time I felt this…