Tastes Like Salt

Tears taste like salt. Did you know that? He doesn’t reply. He touches my cheek. You have a pretty face, he says, pretty body too. His eyes wander down. I’ve seen this look before, from other men. He caresses my shoulder. He plays with me like a child. Don’t you like this?, he says. I … Continue reading Tastes Like Salt

With Your Friends You’ll Never Be Alone

She wakes up with the worst headache. Looks around. The house is a mess; every couch is filled with guys and girls; she herself slept awkwardly in a scruffy olivelike armchair. She lifts herself up, ready to stand from her bed, trips over something on the floor. It’s Bob, the world’s worst drunk. Not the … Continue reading With Your Friends You’ll Never Be Alone

For All My Girls In Line / Love Conquers All

Again we cross paths. You stop me, finally. I am ogling you up and down. It’s my favourite part of the day. Hey girl, look at you! If I am interested to date? Hell yes, I am! You caught me right on time; dating has been the one thing on my mind. You know, life … Continue reading For All My Girls In Line / Love Conquers All

Vocal Cords & Verbal Abuse: Stephen – Play Me Like A Violin

The noise in our kitchen is all-encompassing. Upon hearing it, my mind is once again in freeze mode. The kitchen knife in my hand; potato unfinished. It’s like I have paused our little discussion and I see the frequency of your vocal cords reflected in the kitchen wall, which has started to colour deeply yellow … Continue reading Vocal Cords & Verbal Abuse: Stephen – Play Me Like A Violin

Surrealistic Calms – Inspired By Patrick Watson’s “Can’t Stop Staring At The Sun”

I’m calming myself in the windy storm. There’s no more mud on the floor, it has turned into sand. Gravity is challenging me. The warm light is somewhere there; through my closed eyes I can feel the Sun. I’ve been in a similar place before but have never quite felt this secure. My toes touch … Continue reading Surrealistic Calms – Inspired By Patrick Watson’s “Can’t Stop Staring At The Sun”

Censorship, Freedom of Expression & Climate Change: Starsailor – Four to the Floor

  You were right from the start, you taught me to see my part. In the big confused world out there, you gotta take your part. You can’t just leave its future in the hands of other confused people, can you? The iron hand did not understand the cry of the common man. Said the … Continue reading Censorship, Freedom of Expression & Climate Change: Starsailor – Four to the Floor

The Groupie Psychology: Wallace Vanborn – Cougars

So I went there, finally, not caring at all. I had tossed their flyer - "Come and play after the show" - on the elevator floor. I was totally ready to do this thing. This power groupie thing. This "see? this is how attractive I am"-thing. I mean, how cool is it to actually f*ck … Continue reading The Groupie Psychology: Wallace Vanborn – Cougars

Genius and Aloneness: Tokio Myers – Angel

'It's not me, it's you', she had said. She had looked at you in pity, down in Donnie Darko's good ol' fashioned downtown's diner, where you two first met. You thought she was different, unique. Why else would she have been in that shabby ol' jazz diner? At the time, you thought you could lose … Continue reading Genius and Aloneness: Tokio Myers – Angel

To That Special Someone (You Know Who You Are): Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

  I’d wake up every morning and before I’d start each day, I’d take a drag from last night’s cigarette that’s smoldered in its tray, down a little something and then be on my way. This song’s all about loving that certain special someone throughout life. Life is painful, and rough, no matter who you … Continue reading To That Special Someone (You Know Who You Are): Dropkick Murphys – Rose Tattoo

I Write Truths and Never Fiction: The Score – Stronger

'Kim', Nadya is surprised to see me, she looks up at me from the red café couch. After I approached it, she had suddenly stopped talking to her friends. Friends that used to be mine. 6 months ago. Too long ago. Ages ago. 'You're here', she's trying to sound normal. 'I didn't think to see … Continue reading I Write Truths and Never Fiction: The Score – Stronger