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My Tiny Companion

“Feed meeee.” “Shut up, Mabel.” “FEED MEEE.” “Oh, Jesus Christ. Shut up, Mabel!” “How long can you ignore my cries of hunger, Jenna?” “Mabel, you are two inches tall and ate an entire strawberry fifteen minutes ago. There is no … Continue reading

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A lesson in loss

What does it mean to lose something? First, there is the temporary loss. A friend leaves you briefly. A frat boy loses his dignity as he streaks across the crowded quad. Hoots and catcalls will follow him as he passes. … Continue reading

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Make it black.

Scene: 15 year old girls room. Poster on wall of pop punk bands. Clothes strewn about. And in the middle sits a fifteen year old girl in a floral dress sitting at the center of a pentacle. There is a … Continue reading

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In Denial

Two mice sit at the entrance to their little home, gazing at the fluffy carpet in the living room of their person’s house. Phil: Do you ever think about if we are bugging our person? Don: What do you mean? … Continue reading

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A Funny Conversation

Me: Whales are scary. Lorin: …What? Me: I read this story about a boat that stopped over a pod of sleeping whales. When they turned the motor on to sail away, the pod woke up and started thrashing and almost … Continue reading

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Shady Dealings in the Albertson’s Parking Lot

Two figures stand under a street lamp behind an Albertson’s at 1:30 a.m. Their faces are barely visible. Suddenly, one of the figures speaks. “So, did you bring everything I asked for, Freddie?” he asked the other figure. “What? Did … Continue reading

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Comedy Break

:Elsie enters: Elsie: What are you doing? Jake: Cleaning. What does it look like I’m doing? Look at how filthy this place is! I mean I don’t even recognize half this stuff. Clothes everywhere. When did you buy a hammock? … Continue reading

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