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From a book I’m working on called A Pursuit of Happiness Call me a creep but I had gotten in the habit of eavesdropping whenever I could. I can’t say I knew I would tell Adam’s story, but I had a feeling, like a little bug pushing on something fastened inside me, that the things I heard would lay heavy, that my eavesdroppings—yes, eavesdroppings, would not be any sort of...
From my a book I’m working on—A PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS “What is it then?” I said. “It’s the lightest and the heaviest thing in the world…I think” Adam uncrossed his leg and looked past me at something he had begun to understand but could never grasp. “Like what?” “Like…well like nothing?” “Don’t look at...
Excerpt from a novel in progess..."A Pursuit of...
“You’re breathtaking.” That’s what he said the first time I ever met him. He wasn’t talking to me. He was saying it to the girl I was with. She wasn’t my girlfriend, so it was alright I guess. But how could he have known that? He had never met her either. Although, looking back, I imagine he did know. He had a way with these types of things—knowing...
By: Sam Hayes On those hot summer days in upstate New York his dreams sat the heaviest. On long walks through shadeless fields from porch to creek, they took cover under his sweaty cap, endlessly bouncing between skull walls, clouding his mind with the densest of fogs. Jay would not deviate from dreams except to wonder how he had not already become famous. He didn’t expect to be a...
“The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are a mere breath.” ~ Psalm 94:11 If my thoughts are a breath, then they are breathing very hard. Gasping. Panting. The wind that they create is strong. It swirls up a storm in my soul, or some other secret place inside that I cannot prove, only feel faintly in brief moments of clarity. If my thoughts are a breath then they huff and...
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An Excerpt from something I'm working on...
Adam was damn near perfect. In snide grins at the reception of compliments people thought he was even humble too. But I got the feeling it was only resentment. He hated his perfection. It left no room for improvement, and Adam loved to improve. Most of us go through life running from the things we fear, but Adam chased. And in a way we were running from him. His great body of desire made our...
Live, spontaneous, and strange from a flight to...
Whirling Nancies You know something is off when getting on a plane away from everyone you know feels like a relief. Ok, so I’ve been stressed out, but by others really, but how I’ve been acting with others. But it’s interesting being on this plane, with no one to talk to but the keyboard, no one to listen to except third eye blind through tiny speakers in my ears, and no one to...
A Note for Neils
Keep you’re head down today if that is where it must stay. But pick it up tomorrow because the world doesn’t need another down and out. It doesn’t need more tears to drown the sound out of what I’m saying. We don’t need more washed up astronauts who left their heads somewhere deep, dark, and quiet. Pick it up Neil. There’s nothing good to look at on the floor, and I find it’s hard to breath...
Launchers & Longshots (A Chapter from Reckless...
Recklessness is a virtue. «< Patience is a virtue too, the two just need to be used at different times. Usually I’m really good at the whole patience thing. In fact, I’m a little too good. But I don’t know if being patient because you’re scared counts. Usually I’m patient until I can be patient no longer, and suddenly the only option is to be reckless. At least they are both...
Before the next story there is something you should know about me. I’m mostly under age eleven. I’ve got ten years of experience being over the age of eleven, but I wouldn’t call myself an expert. I may be twenty-one now, but to be honest I’ve got more experience living at other ages. I was actually a three year old for a full year, so I’m really more of a toddler than a legal adult...
Paper Weight Sam Hayes On those hot summer days in upstate New York his dreams sat the heaviest. On long walks through shadeless fields from porch to creek, they took cover under his sweaty cap, endlessly bouncing between skull walls, clouding his mind with the densest of fogs. Jay would not deviate from dreams except to wonder how he had not already become famous. He didn’t expect to be...