The Girl in the AquariumEverything and every part of Lucas Edmonds’ estate could be described with the words large and expensive. Ceilings were high off the ground, twice as high as normal ceilings. The furniture looked as though he had spent triple of what standard furniture costs. There was a certain class to it. Maybe just knowing that Edmonds was quite wealthy that made his estate feel like a rich man’s home.
One of Edmonds’ assets was a semi-pro football team. He and dozens of his wealthy friends had created their own semi-pro league; there were several more leagues than just the one Edmonds’ Delanco Dynamite was in. These semi-pro leagues had become just a legitimate as college football, providing equal entertainment and competition. About half of the top high school prospects now choose to play semi-pro than go to college. Both ways could get players to the NFL if that was their goal.
Tristan South was a wide receiver for the Delanco Dynamite, though he was more of a special tea
...And Yet So FarIt began like a love story.
Two beautiful people
smiling at each other
in a park with flowers blossomed
on a Spring day.
But this isn't a love story.
Two people, who are beautiful at the same time,
smiling because that's what people do
in a park where people tend to spend afternoons
like this one, a nice Spring day.
And There We WereBrothers,
what they cannot
Boys, not men.
My Nokia's Battery DiedA man handed me a gun and an army helmet,
and pointed to a foxhole in the field.
Food has been scarce;
the hunting parties have gone missing.
I don't like waiting for them to find us,
but remaining on the run
is not a better option.
So we wait for death,
or for our magical ending.