Tagged: work

short stories about feeling lost 0

Mute

Short Story I feel different lately. It feels like I never have time. I’ve always been busy, but I’ve always been productive. I don’t think the same anymore. I used to always have new...

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Esperanto

Chapter 2: Augusto is making an effort not to walk too eagerly towards the supervisor’s shed. He has long ago learned that general disinterest and ennui are the uniform of dock servicemen and failing...

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Esperanto

Short Story “…te amo como se aman ciertas cosas oscuras, secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.” Pablo Neruda Part I: Silencio Chapter 1 As you emerge from sleep, nothing is yet. Atoms hastily...

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Faith Amidst Doubt?

Haibun Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets.” Luke 5:5, New American Bible   How did you...

Contemporary Poem 2

Work

Contemporary Poem   I need to go to sleep. I’ve got things to do tomorrow, Things. Always things. I have a tiny baby to hold and prayer cards to laminate for a grieving family...

short story about drinking 0

Kronos Got Drunk – Part One

Short Story   Time is inconsiderate. I had been staring at my computer screen for three hours. I hated everything. “Time is inconsiderate.” I mouthed the words slowly. A wonderful place to start, if...

haibun, rain drop 1

Stumbling Along the Way

Haibun “All I care about is the way. I find it in my craft, that’s all.” —Ting the Cook Chuang Tzu, Chapter 3 A quick rush of rainfall. Wind chime songs. Drops cling to...

short stories about office 1

The Work Week

Short Story   A storming freight train meets my fleshy wad with an untenably loud ‘thwack’. Limbs and bits and blood and guts, bursting out into the air like mother cockatoos swooping to protect...