A Short Story: Be Happy

  Be Happy I wrote a quick note and posted it by the kitchen light switch. “Be happy.” I rolled my eyes as I imagined friends and loved ones puzzling over that choice of last words for years after I was gone. Was I being sincere, like I was commanding them to be happy now … Continue reading A Short Story: Be Happy

The Lampire

The Lampire “Jacob! You just had to invite Michael, didn’t you?” Avery groaned. Her best friend, Cami, said, “Why are you complaining? Michael’s hot.” Avery snorted. “Only if you like tall, dark, and indifferent.” I poked my head out of the kitchen, a tightly sealed jar of salsa in my hands. My hands were sore … Continue reading The Lampire

I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (4/4)

I visited all my loved ones in their dreams before I left. I held them and we spoke for hours. But when they woke up, they never remembered a word; though, a couple had a faint idea that they had dreamed about me. Every person told me the same thing, the thing I had never … Continue reading I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (4/4)

I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (3/4)

I don’t know why, but after a few months of watching those I loved suffer, I started to feel guilty. It was a terrible emotion, especially since I and those who knew me best knew that I hadn’t seen another option. It was do or die, and by October first, doing was no longer within … Continue reading I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (3/4)

I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (2/4)

Today someone asked me if I was okay. Wait--is it not okay to eat lunch alone between bookshelves in the downstairs of a library? Out loud I said, "Yeah, I am. You?" I know he was trying to be kind, but that question has plagued me for too many years, and I'm tired of it. Anyway, … Continue reading I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (2/4)

I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (1/4)

Hey, Readers. Obviously I didn't kill myself--yikes! But I'm trying something kind of different this week/weekend. I wrote a short story and I'm going to post it on here for the next few days (Wednesday to Saturday). This is one version of what would happen if I killed myself. It's supposed to be kind of weird … Continue reading I Killed Myself: Here’s What Happened Next (1/4)