"Yeah," Darius said into the phone as Jessica, the receptionist, made no attempt to disguise her eavesdropping. "I just finished the work-trade shift and will take a class with Hannah. After, I'll ... [+]
Our new house really felt like a home, with cockroaches and two pit bulls and a palm tree and a chain-link fence. On that first day, I heated up a can of kidney beans for breakfast and ate it ... [+]
The first day of his life on earth began,
when a spark of magic from his soul ran
out from ... [+]
I went to Philadelphia to see the house that I grew up in.
It's being demolished to make room ... [+]
There is a story and it goes like this. There is a tower of brick and stone, raised up like a mountain. Its peak puts holes in the bottoms of clouds. A princess sits by the window at the top, and ... [+]
Where do I fit in ?
1- 6 leaving 1 to the side, holding
1 or 2 accountable to make a pai ... [+]
They made my street one-way today
It's messing with my mood.
The phone can't find its way back ... [+]
12:43 pm, a simmering August afternoon
Another perfect day, on your perfect block
You ... [+]
Dewey air breaths
To the breaking grounds
With unearthly sounds
Become ... [+]
A world so quiet
One could hear a pin drop
The sounds of the Earth
So loud before, now ... [+]
It starts with a missed beat;
A percussive cue lost in the cacophony of city-
scape parades ... [+]
"Are we there yet?"
"Not yet, dear." I responded, "Just a few more minutes, okay?"
The day started off like any other day, the sun was shining and the winds blew through the harsh ... [+]
Jerome's after-school routine was simple, efficient, and mechanical. As soon as he stepped off the bus, he was already unzipping his coat so that he could slip out of it by the time he reached the ... [+]
The attic was a mess. Piles and piles of rusted knick-knacks, worn-out books, and moth-ridden clothing took up the majority of the cramped room, leaving only a small path from the ladder to the ... [+]
sink your claws—
into my ... [+]