Days of Claus

I was 10 years of pissed off. It was a friend’s dad who spilled the truth. We were in the backyard and they were insisting he wasn’t real. I was arguing hard the other way. Lying came easy to me and I’d been in trouble for it more times than...

Organic Prisoner

I cracked the seal on a 31 year abstinence. I quit using Skoal when I was 19 years old. I started when I was 15. My grandpa did the habit for almost 70 years. He was from the old country, a man who worked the steel mills and didn’t trust doctors. He once refused...

Killing Time and Illusion

I kill an hour every day. Minimum. I get in the truck and drive half an hour to work. That’s a round -trip hour of staring through glass. Used to be I’d listen to Bob and Tom but the commercials were insufferable. Ever watch the last bit of the nightly...

Wake and Bake: The Lucid Dream Experience

My brother and I grew up in the same bedroom. Our dad took the door off the hinges when we were little. It was because we were fighting, I think. Probably. I don’t remember. We lived in the same house forever and all I remember was never having a door. It...