Ronald the Balloon Guy

I. COURT-ORDERED THERAPY Ronald lied down on the couch and took a deep breath. “So, do I just start whenever?” he said, checking the bottom of his t-shirt to make sure his happy trail wasn’t showing. Dr. White, seated in a leather armchair, readied his notepad and nodded, “Tell me about yourself.” Ronald took another deep …

Oswaldo’s Car Wash

Oswaldo (short, fat, bushy eyebrows kind of guy), owned a car wash in a suburb. It’s been a family business for four generations now and the whole neighborhood respects its services. His wife, Stella, runs the cash register. She’s also short and fat but has a thin mustache instead of bushy eyebrows. During Oswaldo’s final …

Dad After All

Norman stood beside his wife’s corpse at the morgue. She definitely gained weight since the last time he saw her at the hospital. He was satisfied. The embalmer did a fine job. He approved her body for the funeral and discretely rushed to the nearest restroom. In the stall, he breathed heavily and weeped pathetically. …

Feels Like Enough

My name’s Alex. I’m a five-foot dude who packs one hell of a punch: Third-year Biochemistry major at UC Berkeley. Dean’s List for eight semesters straight. President of Medical Society. Insta-famous (800K followers) Income of $200,000 a year. That last part got you, huh? Yep. I made bank. You see, Berkeley is probably the most …