Fifteen Minutes (or Mismatched Socks)

A wealthy business mogul, who dealt in dark magic, had an ingenious idea to sell products faster. He cursed an entire generation of Americans with fifteen minute attention spans. This made true love and true friendship nearly impossible, for both … Continue reading

Daphnie + Four Interns

On the first day of Fashion Week, Louis Jacques-Moose, “the world’s most influential designer,” reviewed his Spring line. He took up a magnifying glass, and studied every stitch and crease. Technically, each piece was perfect, but Louis still wasn’t impressed. … Continue reading

Saturday Haiku: Friends of/are Friends

“Group Hug” by Taurus Burns

Jason attended parties
at which he did not know
the guest of honor.

Other people would
invite him as “plus one”–
make him feel welcome.

Jason never felt
the invite was correct…
…Then the host welcomed him.

Jason felt brand new.
He lost himself in good.
There was no mistake.

Be nice to all guests.
Some say, “Strangers are friends
you haven’t met yet.”

– Alex Schattner (9/15/12)