Open Heart Closure (XXI)

Tristan shed the paralyzing ambiance of the bathroom with the swiftness of doffing a water-saturated cloak. In a few steps, he was into the short hall, then heading towards his cache of belongings. It didn’t take him long to gather up his scant possessions.  They were haphazardly strewn about the room.  After all, he hadn’t […]

Open Heart Cataclysm (XIX)

Tristan rose, unhurriedly, from his kneeling position.  He turned, and made his way back to the bathroom.  He moved in a confidently, curiously relaxed manner. When he returned to his prior position, facing the mirror, he brought his hand up and regarded the object pinched between his fingers. It was several inches long, made of […]

Loss

Many claims are made about loss. With great frequency, by many people, statements are made that address the loss of a particular item, memory, thought, idea, or emotion. “I’ve lost my car keys! What will I do?” “I can’t seem to recall the details of that particular trip, but I can assure you, it was […]

Particulate

All of the particles left their source. They danced upon the breeze, pirouetted amongst the leaves, and tiptoed onthe curves of clouds. They sparked amongst the flames, chilled on the tundras of ice, bounded from rock to rock, and swam into the waves. They pulsed with happiness, and rolled with sadness, careened off nothingness, they […]

The Field

Often, life is treated like strolling through a never-ending field of rolling hills, green grasses, and beautiful blooming flowers. The wind blows over the field, swaying the grasses with its whispers and shouts. The hills crest far above heads, and the pits and valleys are deep bowls below us. The flowers bloom full, colorful, and fragrant, […]

Tourniquet

The tourniquet is an implement that is used to save lives. It is applied to the body near a catastrophic fissure that is causing the person to lose incredible amounts of blood.   Without the tourniquet, the person would experience exsanguination, and eventual death, resulting from excessive blood loss, as a consequence of their wound or […]