Pyre of Envy XIII: Unknown Friends

The white natural light was siphoned by the wide dark green branches, in the gaps light escaped and diffused, casting grey luminous shades of light over the sidewalk. The clouds had thinned allowing for some cool white light to fill the sky. “What’s the deal with you hanging with Sandy lately?” Corklin asked. He carried … Continue reading Pyre of Envy XIII: Unknown Friends

1-hour-vacation

​My knees are sore and bleeding, but I am standing in a flood of booze, disinfecting my wounds from the inside out, when I take a sip of the margerita in front of me. I look at the bar and the crowd  of drunk people, how they are cracking jokes, playing drinking games, dancing and … Continue reading 1-hour-vacation

Pyre of Envy XII: Same Old, Same Old

​As they walked into the bookstore a bell dinged. After a quick scan, they noticed they were one of the few customers inside the store, the environment was tranquil and cool. Just the way Rolemn preferred it. Busy stores made him uneasy, he’d always feel like he was bound to screw something up and that … Continue reading Pyre of Envy XII: Same Old, Same Old

Pyre of Envy XI: Indebted to You

“Don’t you think it’s wrong?” said Rolemn as they walked past the campus’ main library, a long five stories high mammoth guarded by pruned trees and shrubs. They were on their way to the book store. Overcast, the main library looked like a hibernating transformer, resting on a green hill.  Corklin glanced at him. “This … Continue reading Pyre of Envy XI: Indebted to You

Pyre of Envy X: In Your Ignorance

​Rolemn should have been mad at Erica but he wasn’t. All that filled his mind was that kiss. His mind trotted around alternative endings of that physical encounter with Erica, erotic and indulgent. Thoughts that weren’t easy to control, the more he tried repressing them the more vivid and elaborate they became. He thought of … Continue reading Pyre of Envy X: In Your Ignorance

Pyre of Envy VII: If You’ll Trust Me

​The wait was long. Making  it unbearable was  the Ritalin bottle posing as a searing seductress on the desk. Corklin turned to YouTube to help him distract himself from the growing compulsion to start using without Rolemn. None of the Youtube videos he watched proved effective enough.. He slumped back into his chair swiveled around … Continue reading Pyre of Envy VII: If You’ll Trust Me