“Once learned, such truths cannot be unlearned, they can only be stubbornly denied.”
“…on yet another level I am horrified by the tension that comes with seeing one too many coincidences; having read and remembered one too many familiar stories.”
An architectural allegory.
“Consider a home that should have been condemned years ago; a home that should never have been built in the first place.”
Questionable choices and dictionary definitions.
“I come back to this quote now and again — not verbatim, just the operative tones and phrases of it.”
Batteries not excluded.
“Let me tell you how stupid I was.”
“How?” we ask. “Why? Have you not seen and heard this buffoon?”
“We have much to learn from both tragedies.”
Long Cons, Short Memories.
“Wait,” you will say. “That’s not right at all.”
Rush; To Conclusion.
Of complicated emotions and the worst of our fellow citizens.
WRITE CLUB: MARTIANS
Write Club is a monthly, literary bloodsport in which contenders face off against each other with 7-minute essays on competing topics. This was the combatant essay for MARTIANS.