Thursday, September 29, 2005
Like a wildfire burning out of control, he starts his own.
"CC: All" on that nasty note to his boss.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The coins fall through the vending machine. She tries to open every door, including the ones under the "Out of Order" sign. She tries her coins again.
Desperate times call for ditzy methods.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
"Whoa, this place smells really bad!" he says. "It's not the place," she replies.
He sniffs his shirt and blushes.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
The whole room jumps as the speakers let out a loud "yelp!"
Not exactly the "get up and boogie!" the DJ intended.
Friday, September 23, 2005
"He looks great," she tells her friend. "...now that he got his teeth fixed."
Another biting remark strikes again.
Thursday, September 22, 2005
She sits inside her decorated cubicle, proudly wearing her birthday hat. It's early and no one else is in the office yet.
Party of one!
Monday, September 19, 2005
It sits alone, ravaged by the bushes and time. The ear frayed off... the stuffing merely a suggestion.
Is the childhood also lost?
Sunday, September 18, 2005
It's their first day out together. He's easily 60 years older than her, but neither one seems to mind. They just sit and enjoy the sunset together.
Grandpa and his lil angel.
Friday, September 16, 2005
She calls over the gas attendant, frustrated at the pump's sudden stop. "It's full," he explains.
Well, that solves one of her problems.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
He stands large at the bar, 'til two younger, more handsome men come in. He seems smaller, 'cept for his belly.
He turns away to shrink into his beer.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Time and time again they ignore him. He reaches out to faster gaits and averted eyes. All he wants are directions.
They're more lost than he is.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
They look with hopeful, hungry eyes at the diners inside. Something on the menu dashes their desire.
They dash off.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
They're surrounded by the vast beauty of the countryside... overwhelmed but in a different light.
Staring out upon the valley, he declares, "one can only take so much nature before you need a mall."
Saturday, September 10, 2005
She gets in the car with her ex-husband's girlfriend, to go pick up the cake for her pregnant daughter's wedding.
Friday, September 09, 2005
They doze off in the warmth of a New York Summer Sun.
Perhaps dreaming of the towers that used to cast their shadow there.
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
He complains to his friend that he has too many keys. The friend owns only two.
Ahh, the simple life!
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
She hacks... then puffs... then walks.
Out for a breath of fresh air.
Monday, September 05, 2005
He's absorbed by the store's video game. While he's busy sizing up the enemy, Mom's busy sizing him up for a shirt.
Mom's winning this round.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
The Bridesmaid runs out of the shoe store.
Another fashion disaster averted!
Saturday, September 03, 2005
She opens up the giant door of her giant SUV... a herd of little ones pour out. She forgets they know how to open the other side.
Now she has two herds to corral.
Friday, September 02, 2005
She stands in the doorway, waiting for someone. She scans every passing face, in hopes they scan her back.
She looks at her watch... and waits... and scans.
Thursday, September 01, 2005
They listen in admiration, as she goes on-and-on how great she is... til she leaves.
"She's so full of it."
WANT A BETTER LIFE?