I had chosen the worst of all possible moments to be honest, and like most people who have spent much of their adult life being emotionally dishonest, I overcalculated the sympathy a final being honest would bring…
If you’re going to say what you want to say, you’re going to hear what you don’t want to hear.
- Roberto Bolaño
She had a certain exhalation of surrender about her, as if she was a door waiting to be pushed open; but it was the darkness beyond that held me.
They would attend parties as strangers, though she never learned to arm herself against unexpected sight of him across the room (trying to belong, as if were not someone’s employee).
Road Bike Party 2 follows Martyn Ashton, Chris Akrigg and Danny MacAskill providing some amazing trials riding on a road bike. Find out more about the film over at the Headset Press.
Best wishes to Martyn. Hope he heals soon.
Inadvertently I passed the border of her teeth and swallowed her agile tongue. It lives inside me now, like a Japanese fish. It brushes against my heart and my diaphragm as if against the walls of an aquarium. It stirs silt from the bottom.
She whom I deprived of a voice stares at me with big eyes and waits for a word.
Yet I do not know which tongue to use when speaking to her - the stolen one or the other one which melts in my mouth from an excess of heavy goodness.