Eric Nguyen, Writers' Retreat Fellow

Eric Nguyen, Writers' Retreat Fellow



that's okay yes I'm going to read you a flash police call hello brothers it is way past midnight from the big boyfriend is snoring it the worst part is that he keeps this computer on – so while the bother is on I see her like this for long keeps me awake with the story and the light outside it looks like it's almost daybreak you see I can write a little bit at least part of them to Jakarta but then you stare long enough into protecting settlements I look at the clock and without my glasses I can't see the time so I don't try to meet you know these snows not on finger board right I remember tonight don't you have this used to my next time he didn't snore I don't think he moved at all good night mother feeling embarrassed when told me I stored I get a little bit like he said he died was cute you're not having about me was dude I'm a certain way I dropped my hair so the fact that I was a homogeneous he was a log cabin Republican you're not my ambition with you I thought his I thought about them I think so is that really getting your chest which when you think your heart stop beating you try to wrap your mind around that your heart stop beating like here you are still reading is still living that's why I think I love Travis I know for sure I miss him though it's nights like this sleepless nights I hear wonders like it goes in my head so I decide to go to the bathroom I carry my phone with me I go to the bathroom and gently close the door I leave the lights off and it becomes smarter than I could ever imagine I slit open the phone and the mirror I can see a glowing almost as if it's from nowhere a note on my voicemail that the message there ever since you went like that Tuesday and never came back he said he was going to work I said see you later so an olive though man I let the phone ring and I wait two messages to never capture I delete the one go mom the one for work the one with the new boyfriend told me we're not looking at and then there's transness message this last one it goes like this honey I don't know what's happening right now but baby hello boom I think I'm bringing up hello baby there was a plane we're not sure what's happening but there was a plane and there's no us to go back to work I don't know I think I'm okay there's called to let you know that I love you that's all I was saying hello hello our normal mr. call because I was in the bathroom getting ready for work but I got distracted because there was a two teaspoon of error all know that he didn't clean it up I was already late but then I heard on the radio for Drive I stopped on the side throughout my hazards I looked at my phone the voiceless I was blinking sometimes I played over and over pretending each time first time hearing it I say hello badly doesn't concern me here beats themselves the second act of his voice first than mine in his again they never use them and use over and over again [Applause] [Applause]

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