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Candy Cigarettes

At 2:27 AM on a Saturday in mid-August, the corner store to the left of my house burned to the ground. I was awake, having been in the beginning of another stretch of insomnia when I decided to go for a walk. Whenever I couldn’t sleep at night, getting outside for some fresh air was always a good remedy. I …

Phenakism

The plan suddenly made sense. I was the distraction. A blaring siren produced the third police car I’ve seen in as many minutes. I shake my head to refocus on the present and tell myself that I need to drive. Somewhere. Anywhere but this corner. I put the car in reverse so I can back into the road behind me …