“Damn it, Sam, next time we go vamp hunting, we’re bringing one of those to-go detergent pen things. It’s a pain in the ass trying to wash the blood off every time,” Dean Winchester hunched over a sink in a shabby motel bathroom in Boise, Idaho, angrily scrubbing away at a leather jacket.
“I don’t think those pen things work on blood,” Sam Winchester replied. The plaid shirt he wore during the vampire hunt washed easily and was now hanging to dry on the shower railing. “Maybe next time, don’t wear your leather jacket.”
The scenes unfolded like a movie in a luxury theater. There were cushioned seats, surround sound amplified by the domed ceiling, and no phones ringing during the good parts.
Some scenes I remembered vividly, like the first time my parents took me to the beach. I stayed in the water until I turned into a prune, and vowed to the ocean that I’d return as a mermaid.
Some scenes I forgot completely, like that time I passed a girl in the mall and complimented her pixie haircut. I didn’t know she was a cancer survivor whose hair had just begun to grow back. My compliment had made her day.Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Afterlife”→
1) Jade (as it is my alter-ego pseudonym) 2) Complete Real Life Name (which I can’t reveal because that defeats the purpose of having an alter-ego pseudonym) 3) Miss! (Because that’s easier for kids to say than, well, anything else) 4) AgentCLASSIFIED.
Al mondo tu sei diabolico, intrigante, e furbo, Ma a me tu sei angelico, amabile, e incantato. Al mondo tu sei fatale, pericoloso, e nocivo, Ma tu sei la persona unica che mi dai sicurezza. Al mondo tu sei disonesto e bugiardi, Ma sempre tu dici me la verita. Al mondo tu sei ribelle, Ma a me tu sei un dirigente. Al mondo tu non sei buono abbastanza, Ma a me tu sei tutto.
To the world, you are diabolical, scheming, and sly,
But to me you are angelic, lovable, and enchanting.
To the world you are fatal, dangerous, and harmful,
But you are the only person who makes me feel safe.
To the world, you are dishonest and a little liar,
But you always tell me the truth.
To the world you are a rebel,
But to me, you are a leader.
To the world, you are not good enough,
But to me, you are everything.