I hate you hate me

I hear tiresome laughter. I feel my body dehydrate and my right kidney pushing. I see an attractive guy throw one single glance at me when saying “tschüß.” And I taste blood between my teeth. You can never be careful with dental floss, not when you have impatient, nervous and angry hands. They have no Read More …

Laurie’s Cottage Pie

Laurie was standing half-naked in front of the bathroom mirror, blow-drying her hair. Her son Vincent was making noises. “Mum! MUM!” He pulled at Laurie’s underwear so that she accidentally hit her head with the blowdryer. The string of her underwear slapped hard against her hip. “For God’s sake, Vince! Watch it!” There was no Read More …

Knife

Even when saying to myself that I’ll only sleep a maximum of seven hours, I know it won’t work, not when you have a terrible headache triggered by fake smiles, simulated enthusiasm and Heaney’s Finders Keepers. Old lame poetry before bedtime is worse than any lullaby. Those eleven hours of sleep last night felt good, Read More …