Michael zigzagged his way through Milwaukee’s eastside. With a pleasant breeze at his face, he walked with an air to his step. He figured that it was maybe twenty blocks to “Checks Cashed” where he was going to make a call to Jennifer to update her on how the meeting went. That would give him […]

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“Looking for work, huh?” The short heavyset man said from behind the bar. He rested one hand on the bar and the other on his hip as he took in deep breaths like he had just finished a race. “Who’s your employer now?” The boss got out. “Unemployed at the moment.” Michael started. “I used […]

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Michael stretched out his leg avoiding a puddle as he pulled himself out of the taxi. It had been a few days since his talk with Cas, the sergeant, at the police station. Throughout his life, Michael learned the importance of planning ahead. A rush to act landed far too many of his peers in hot […]

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Michael: Making it Back “Finally some peace,” Michael let out a deep sigh as he pushed the door open to his new apartment. Closing the door behind him, he flicked on the hallway light and turned to hang his keys up. After neatly lining his shoes on the kitchen floor, Michael stepped into the dimly […]

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Michael: The White Room Concentrating on breathing out slowly, Michael felt at his most primal, but he still wasn’t sure if he was alive or dead. It was total darkness as the ringing in his ears began to subside. For the moment, Michael felt wonderful, remaining perfectly still in the silence, the sensation was akin […]

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Michael: The Shower “Motherfucker, if only I could have been there,” Michael grumbled as he slid his shirt over his head, removing his clothes. Turning on the shower, he moved to the sink and splashed cold water over his face. He stared past his reflection in the mirror. “Get it together, Mike,” he mockingly said […]

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“Finally some peace,” Michael let out a deep sigh as he pushed the door open to his new apartment. Closing the door behind him, he flicked on the hallway light and turned to hang his keys up. After neatly lining his shoes on the kitchen floor, Michael stepped into the dimly lit living room and […]

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Denied Should I just give up What’s really up? I try my best but it seems I’m always put to the test As soon i send my request it’s like they’re not impressed It’s not me it’s them They can’t see my vision that’s why they always make the wrong decision They’ll always try to […]

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Too Much:  [On my Mind] It was Maxwell and the feeling that Summer gave.  It was as if I was able to feel something deep within me connect with his soul but also understand his mind. I fell in love with every breath he took while his lips laid on my neck. Not only did […]

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  As she finishes folding her last load of laundry, she attempts to set the laundry down in front of her daughter’s door. (Having the idea her daughter has locked her room again) As she places the laundry down, the door creeks open. She enters her daughter’s room and finds some pills set on the […]

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