Judgment and French Fries – by: Jake

I have to say I was pretty surprised when Odette pulled up in my truck, headlights blinding me as she parked practically on my feet. I had been sitting there on the curb outside of the ER for about an hour-and-a-half, randomly wandering in and asking the nurses to use the reception phone to listenContinue reading “Judgment and French Fries – by: Jake”

That Waiting Room Conversation – by: Jake

“Don’t think that we are friends now” Chris said. “Dragging me into and out of life-threatening situations doesn’t change what you have done to my family. I know all this stuff is a joke to you, but I’m pretty seriously affected by what you have done with Odette. So is my daughter.” I thought toContinue reading “That Waiting Room Conversation – by: Jake”

From The Car To The E.R. – by: Jake

At Chris’s suggestion, we stopped off at the grocery store looking like total hooligans and picked up a bag of frozen peas for Rissa’s face. Then when we got to the ER we sat in the parking lot for a minute to get our bearings. “What are we going to say in there?” I askedContinue reading “From The Car To The E.R. – by: Jake”

Conspiring Together – by: Jake

continued from “Scrambling” I tested the bathroom door. It opened. Why did Rissa scream? I walked quietly out of the bathroom into the hallway and leaned against the wall to think. I would just go and see what the problem was…I would be friendly and normal and everything would be cool. I moved away fromContinue reading “Conspiring Together – by: Jake”

Song For the Weekend – Juanita by Gram Parsons, Sung by Emmy Lou and Sheryl Crow

No affection were the words That stuck on my mind When she walked out on me For the very last time Oh, mama, sweet mama Can you tell me what to say I don’t know what i’ve done To be treated this way In a cold dirty room That’s where i found myself With aContinue reading “Song For the Weekend – Juanita by Gram Parsons, Sung by Emmy Lou and Sheryl Crow”