The Ladder

Ari’s desk clock read 6:34 p.m. His cell phone wasn’t ringing, which meant that his wife had resigned to the idea he would miss their son’s little league game. Again. He sighed and rested his face in his hands. Two more pages, he thought. Just two more pages and I can get out of here. […]

Fear Leads to Anger

I’ve spent a lot of my life with my head in the clouds. Most of my childhood was filled with sci-fi books, video games and board games that no one else would ever play. I grew up in a religious household, but spent my days surrounded by friends whose parents were academics. It made it […]

A Letter

I wonder, to what end will you pursue your goal? In a decade you have made me the center of your existence. The hatred you have cultivated is now your only purpose. If you achieve your aim, will you be sated? What then will you live for? To the rest of your life, now built […]

At the End of the Day

When Raymond decided he was going to die, the feelings he perceived were not as he expected. He recalled that as his mother approached her own death, at the age of 99, he witnessed her speaking to relatives long passed. They could have been sitting in the living room next to her she was carrying […]

For Rachel

Don’t cry at my grave Don’t shed a tear My body you couldn’t save My soul moves on, no fear   In life I did my best Through ups and downs I passed my test With joyful sound   And now I leave you With colors of my life Rainbows in morning dew Don’t think on […]

I Heard the News Today

I heard the news today, oh boy… It was the last thing I expected to hear on an ice cold Friday morning. Last time I saw you, you had a smile on your face, happy to be out of a job that you hated and in a new one that at least kept you busy. […]