arctic intelligence (A.I.)

  “He didn’t make it.” “Not all of us do.” “Not in this freezing temperature. Alexa, get us out of here.” “Okay. Cortana, show me the map.” “I’m sorry I can’t do that.” “Okay. Siri, show me the map.” “I’m not sure I understand. My apologies.” “Google, what’s going on?” “There is a technical problem…

getting on on her own

When was the last time I ate at the table? Glancing at the layer of dust on the dining table, she walks into the bedroom, settles on the bed and turns on TV. She needs commotions and voices. Her mind is not focused on the program. She stares at the screen, and a commercial blares…

still standing

Her mother fussed over while Shino prepared to leave for school that morning. Eat your breakfast. What’s wrong with your hair. Shino just ignored until mother pointed out the socks she was wearing, Those are not for school! “Leave me be!” Shino barked at her mother. Shino never looked at her or said a word…

mis. anthrope

The friendship of quality, not in quantity. Yesterday, JoAnn hurt me. Today’s special; my best friend, Betsy. For Three Line Tales, Week 60     相変わらず、他人に振り回される生活を続けています。 自分をしっかり持てとか、自信を持てとか、もはやそういう次元ではないんです。 これで、自分が意外と幸せなんだと思うんです。 葉っぱが、ひらひらと当てもなく降ってきて、ポトンと落ちるような、ああいう他愛ないものなんです。 自分って。  

memory lane

I hear cracking and crashing under my feet but can’t look down long enough to find out on what I’m stepping. I have to keep my eyes ahead to see where I’m going. Beads of sweat form on my forehead and trickle down on my cheek and neck. I keep pushing my way through the…

imprisoned

I need to get out of here. Here, the past is my reality. I want memories, not miseries. For Three Line Tales, Week 58  

to stand out

They can only whistle, shrill, chirp and hum. Look at me. I can roar! Is this too short for Sunday Photo Fiction – March 5th 2017 ?    

enchanted

I can’t do it…. Or, can I…? You only have to see a unicorn once. For Three Line Tales, Week 57  

seed

She isn’t sure if she feels anxious about unknowns or the facts. I wish I could cry and melt away. She puts down her phone and looks out the window, at the wind and rain pelting the pane. She met him when she was least expecting to get involved in a relationship. He was charming…

layover

They say that I had a hard life, but I wouldn’t know what an “easy” life is. They say that I will be safe and have a better life, and everything will be okay. As I board, three men stand in front of me, grab me, and take me outside. They say that there has…

in a flash

It started when he asked my friend and me out for dinner. His friend came along. Double date, I guess. Then, he asked me out. Only me. He was leaving town, and we got married. We went on our honeymoon six months later. We had no major catastrophe brought upon us and just enough money…

throne

As far as the eye can see, all mine! The dry lake we’re standing? Mine! See that twig over there? Mine! See that dead bush up there? Mine! I possess wealth and power. I am the king, shogun, numero uno. I can do anything I want. Some criticize. But, who cares? Just look what I’ve…