[I first wrote this around a year ago (Summer 2018). It sat in my files for so long because I didn't like it. I asked a critique buddy to read it a few months ago and didn't really edit it until now. I'm still not sure how I like it. Also somewhere in my files, there's the beginning of another version told from the wife's perspective where the paintings talk. It probably would have had a happyish ending if I'd ever wanted to finish it, but I'm kind of done. Here's good fluff from the Toast instead.]

Crows

An old man lives at the end of your suburban cul-de-sac, in a good, sturdy house with four curtained windows and a standard little trellis for climbing roses.

Space, Maybe

You can find yourself anywhere. For that matter, so can other people, with a decent navigator.

For the Love of Money

Money can't buy happiness, though it usually helps with attaining it. Written for a Les Misérables zine project.

Halloween Horrors

Ah, I was such a nice 8th grader.
poppy image from imaginings; background texture from Viahorizon on Subtle Patterns