12. slice of life: true fiction

Lines Do you ever read fiction and it just, like, hurts? Echoes like a real story, reverberates with remembered pain. There’s too much truth it in; it feels too raw. I’d feel embarrassed for the author except I’m feeling too embarrassed for myself, third-hand embarrassment for the character for the person for me, for the … Continue reading 12. slice of life: true fiction

11. slice of life: I win

There's a sort of vicious satisfaction that describes the sensation of "I win" for me, vicious only in how intensely I allow myself to feel the emotion. I would feel guilty if I were engaging in a zero-sum game, but sometimes someone's struggling with something, and you know what they care about from ages of … Continue reading 11. slice of life: I win

10. slice of life: my current state of mind

*Note: the characters in this internal dialogue are “mental parts”, each representing different goals -- A part enters the scene, which is a nebulous stage area that fades back into black fog in every direction. This part strides boldly to center stage, and gestures expansively. King: “Hello! I am King. I have been dictator for … Continue reading 10. slice of life: my current state of mind