September 1, 2014
Poetry 1

Winter Roads

I take a step outside

 And with my first breath in, I cough.

 Cold,

The kind that my lungs refuse to accept.

The kind that deep down I

 Must refuse to accept because I still haven’t bought

 All the necessary clothing I will need

To make it through the winter.

 As if I am silently willing

Too tight tank tops and short shorts

 To be enough protection if it gets any colder.

When it gets colder.

I drive alone on roads paved with ice

 Listening to country songs.

One reminds me of a boy I knew,

 Another of summer.

 I change the station when one reminds me of you.

 I listen to my tires count bumps in the road.

 The six mile stretch between a paycheck and home is endless

When you are creeping along.

 It leaves me far too much time with my thoughts.

I think of tragedies,

Of all the ways I could die

 With just a slip of the hand

Or a jerk of the arm.

 I think of poetry,

 Of weekend plans,

My warm bed

And of course

 You.

Such thoughts are as familiar as the odd pulse in my thumb,

Only distracting when I take time to pay them attention.

Thinking of you is an involuntary impulse,

 Missing you a chronic pain.

 The process is such a part of me now

 I wouldn’t know how to do without.

What silent audience would I write for,

 Besides you?

 Who would I fantasize about

 In order to lull myself to sleep?

Why else would I need to continue on with this life

 Besides a burning need to prove to you that

 I can? 

September 1, 2014
This mug is the reason why I read comic books. 

This mug is the reason why I read comic books. 

September 1, 2014
brianmichaelbendis:

Hulk by Marko Djurdjevic

Hey look, It is my second favorite Marvel Character. 

brianmichaelbendis:

Hulk by Marko Djurdjevic

Hey look, It is my second favorite Marvel Character. 

(Source: westcoastavengers, via vickyftw)

August 31, 2014
Flash Fiction

Three Words

Do you remember when you first told me you loved me? We were sitting at that picnic bench, the one in the park that was my favorite because of all the crab-apple trees. I’ve loved crab apple trees ever since I was a child when I would spend afternoons tucked up in their branches. It was fall and the sickly sweet smell of rotting leaves and fermenting apples permeated the air. There was no one else there, just us enjoying the clear blue sky despite it being chilly outside. You held my hand and rubbed the scar on my thumb absentmindedly. We were talking about philosophy, and you were going on and on about Socrates. I said something sarcastic, I don’t remember what, that made you laugh. You kissed me on the cheek and whispered in my ear. “This is why I love you.” In that moment I felt like the most valuable person in the world. I didn’t say it back; I couldn’t yet, even though I loved you then. I loved you so much that sometimes I ached with the thought that my affection would never be returned. I just returned to the conversation like nothing had happened.

Do you remember when you first told me you loved me? It was two months after I had told you and I still waited to hear those words from your mouth. It was December and I had to go, to San Francisco, which as far as you were concerned could have been the moon. I know you were upset with me even if you didn’t tell me. I could tell because every time I brought up the subject you skirted around it like it was the plague. Yet you went with me to the airport. You stood by me when I checked my bags, you watched as I went through security. I expected you to leave, to turn away before I disappeared into the inner bowels of the airport, but you stood there watching. When I got through security I turned one more time and waved to you, and you waved back. I turned to leave and across the airport I heard you, shouting above the noise, “I love you Jonathan Morrison.” When I looked back you were gone, but your words remained with me, kept me company for those four long months. 

August 31, 2014
Random Update

So heading into this next month I have a few things to focus on:

1) Finishing up the second draft of my book. I have got a little over 3/4 of a book to edit. I think I am going to end up adding a lot more content though. I haven’t added too much to the first quarter of the book but I had worked more on that part and the later chapters feel as if they could benefit more from character development. Luckily I will be working my regular schedule (no vacation coverage) so I will have more time to work on editing. 

2) Going through the last steps I need to complete in order to prepare myself for purchasing a house. (Wow, that sounds super adult-like). 

3) Committing myself to living healthier so I can control my bipolar disorder and keep it from affecting my writing schedule so much. 

August 29, 2014
I am going to need a better storage/organization option for my comics soon

I am going to need a better storage/organization option for my comics soon

August 29, 2014

Last night I had a dream that we were looking at houses, (I am getting ready to buy a house soon, so not too abnormal), and we were going through one and I really liked how it was set up downstairs. Unfortunately there was a trans-dimensional vortex at the top of the stairs so I don’t know how the top floor looked. 

August 28, 2014

lordofstar:

Guardians of the Galaxy | Awesome Mix Vol. 1

  1. Blue Swede | Hooked on a Feeling 
  2. Raspberries | Go All The Way
  3. Norman Greenbaum | Spirit in the Sky
  4. David Bowie | Moonage Daydream
  5. Elvin Bishop | Fooled Around and Fell in Love
  6. 10CC | I’m Not in Love
  7. Jackson 5 | I Want You Back
  8. Redbone | Come and Get Your Love
  9. The Runaways | Cherry Bomb
  10. Rupert Holmes | Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
  11. The Five Stairsteps | O-O-H Child
  12. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell | Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Currently one of my favorite things. 

(via alaina-the-bard)

August 27, 2014

My cousin, who is 4 years younger than me, just got engaged. If my life was a regency romance I would be the bluestocking spinster who ends up being the companion to her great aunt in bath. Everyone would talk to me with pity and use me as an example of the danger of educating females. Meanwhile my great aunt and I would be having a marvelous time ignoring social norms and reading scandalous books.

August 26, 2014

Right now the thing I am looking forward to the most is Guardians of the Galaxy coming out on DVD. Three times in the theaters was not enough.I need to be able to watch it on a weekly basis.  

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