Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February: Infomercials in Spanish at 3 a.m.

She's asleep in the bedroom.

We did laundry together earlier today, so she's resting on fresh sheets, huddled under clean blankets and laying her head on born-again pillow cases.

The dog, of course, took her side -- he now rests comfortably where I would normally be…

Here I am, sprawled out on the small, uncomfortable couch, sulking and restless -- in one hand the clicker and in the other hand my balls.

I am out here in the living room because we had a fight; we don't have fights often, but when we do…

I can't sleep. It's about 3 a.m. and I am watching an infomercial in Spanish for The Magic Bullet -- which is even more entertaining than the English version, even though I have no idea what they are saying.

The fight still lingers in my brain, haunting my every thought… Finally, after hours of stewing on it, I admit I was wrong. I admit it was my fault. Now that I admit it to myself…

I have to figure out how to admit it to her -- and then go about making it up to her…

Maybe next there will be an infomercial in Spanish for Snuggies

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bead Head by Gabe Gott in 50 to 1!

Please check out my story, Bed Head, in the current issue of the awesome online literary journal, 50 to 1. The URL is: http://50-to-1.blogspot.com/

Please also read the rest of what this wonderful magazine has to offer.