Nonfiction

User Manual for Model EKO-274

About Your New Model Congratulations! You now have you very own EKO-274. As I’m sure you’re aware, this is a limited edition model. This guide is intended to help you get the best out of EKO-274 so that you will…

Communicatus Neurosititis

Sprawled on the massage table, I was doing my best to relax and clear my mind. It worked. For about 10 minutes. After that, I started thinking about how I communicate with other people. Ok, I was obsessing about it.…

The Gay Agenda: Rainbow Foods

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Oreo “came out” this week in a very public way in support of gay rights. Of course, the company may have been supportive for years and just chose to keep it quiet. But when they posted the rainbow cookie, an…

Flashbacks

You don’t want to be inside this head right now. It is a dark, dark place, full of bad memories that won’t go away. They come at me, out of nowhere. Flashbacks that I can’t control and that I don’t…

Head vs. Heart

Head: So, you ready to talk about this yet? Heart: What’s there to talk about? I haven’t changed my mind. Head: Seriously? How many times do you have to hear “Move on. This isn’t going to work.” before you actually…

Trigger

Walking across the threshold, I had no idea I’d be so overcome with emotions. I actually had to stop and compose myself before going any further. It had been about six years since I had stepped foot in a place…

Engraved

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The first full day I had to myself after my ex moved out, I celebrated. Feeling like a huge weight had been lifted off of me, I made myself a nice dinner and opened an ’85 Cabernet that had been…

Replacements

The strangest events can trigger a memory or send you spiraling back into your past, where you are forced to confront ghosts you’d rather ignore. I left my sunglasses at a friend’s home the other evening. It wasn’t until the…