I’m going to let the wives in on a secret that most men have already come to realize, though remarkably few of us have been willing to admit to ourselves. The secret is that, by and large, most of us carry a bit of an inferiority complex when […]
Lucas J. Draeger
Banish me to a dark corner, chain me to a keyboard, and I will gladly be a word slave. I'd sit there all day, with only an occasional demand for a coffee break.
I'm a would-be (wanna be) author, middle aged, fairly repressed, but extremely BLESSED with an amazing wife and two brilliant boys.
For several years, I've been haunted by images of the starving, drug addicted, victimized teens of the streets. I write about them a lot.
It was the one thing she desired most. Nick knew this much based on everything she’d told him the day before – how she wanted everything to go back to the way it was a few years ago, back before her adult son had irrepressibly plummeted into the […]
“I hope you know how that man feels about you.” he said, nearly a hush in his voice, not like the sort of hush one uses when trying not to be overheard, but more like the almost involuntary change in a man’s intonation when he is suddenly more […]
Why do I write the things I write? I often wonder. I suppose it’s much like therapy for me – a bit like breathing deeply in and out, as one is prone to do when first encountering a majestic bit of nature, like an open beach or a […]
I am faster than most around me quick, comprehensive my thoughts focused, sharper in fanciful tricks, deeds on the wavelength most only dream to be capable of performing I’m a tech driven, unnatural wonder, smart phone packing, communicating speeds of light in a universe ripe with information; nothing […]
The first sensation he discerned as he awoke was the taste of blood in his mouth. There was the taste, and then the overwhelming urge to vomit, his stomach outraged with intake of bodily fluid and from enduring the inevitable aftershocks left behind when adrenaline blitzkriegs through […]
My heart bled a word about you tonight a word about your languishing in the dark and your deep fears that you are all alone ultimately alone in this world that has nothing for you but arrows to fire and spears to hurl at you in hatred after […]
Weary of the desperation, the emptiness and stagnant death surrounding me, I set out into the world in search of life. “Better I go with you.” you said. “You may get lost, and I can help you.” But I told you “no”, this journey was mine alone to […]
Spiraling cross heavenly realms, a droplet called hope dances along songs of winged ones, gliding ore oceanic wonder and chaos – rife with creatures of shine, of strange, of in unison, they catch onto hope’s fine, unyielding vibration, penetrating air, sea, and depths upon depths of what would […]
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel I focus on the pain the only thing that’s real the needle tears a hole the old familiar sting try to kill it all away but I remember everything what have I become? my sweetest friend “Hurt” Johnny […]