Impossibilities

Parking lots, lockers, a million high schools blurred into one. Twisted hallways, tiny dark classrooms, chalkboards filled. Unfamiliar names, dates, words. Failing to understand but beginning to notice people from reality. Missing teeth are bloody treasures captured in multicolored plastic treasure chests. I must put these real memories and even more to rest. Amusement parks […]

Past and Present

I walked up the stairs that overlook the entire contents of the first floor of the Waterloo Public Library and felt as if I were climbing them for the first time. I used to climb them with Sami after school to check out fantasy books. She looked for the newest Terry Goodkind novel and I […]

Creep [screenplay]

EXT. A SIDEWALK DAY OLIVIA and CORDELIA walk home after school. Olivia is somewhat top-heavy and wears several layers of clothing in earthy tones. She walks slightly in front of Cordelia avoiding cracks in an overgrown sidewalk. She ’pops the head’ off a dandelion prompting Cordelia to pick one from an uncut lawn. CORDELIA I […]

The House of Blue Leaves

I wasn’t upset by the ending of the play, it was more fun watching the reactions of people who clearly were expecting something else. The murder was subtle at first, the music added to the creepiness, the lighting especially added to the mood. A few individuals snickered and someone who was really confused blurted “Is […]