Three Very Brief Recollections from over a Decade Ago

III. Per a friend’s recommendation he wrote a note to his crush detailing some facts about himself that he thought she’d find interesting (if not endearing). It didn’t matter that words had literally not been spoken between them, he opened strong and shared his interest in inky gel-based pens, the piano, “and herself.” Several more…

A Number

I decided to name the man who muttered numbers Chuck because of the navy-blue Chuck Taylors he wore every morning on the subway. Before that, and before he was the man who muttered numbers, he was just another passenger, a detached presence with whom I’d share space for a time on my morning commute. It…