Meant to Be Episode 10: The End

The Muses disappeared, left us with the sound of a keyboard, my story typing itself in my room plus a locked knob that was hot to the touch; we’d tried busting through but the thin wood had proven tougher than stone. “At least you’ll be famous.” James shrugged, blew smoke out the window like I’d asked him to, the only damage control I was capable … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 10: The End

Meant to Be Episode 9: The Reveal

Pam and I had been sitting in dead silence on our phones, corpses in coffins, when James burst through the door and slammed it shut with his back. “Thought you forgot about us.” I said then let my eyes fall back to what I’d been doing. “That’s dumb.” He forced himself into the space between Pam and I on the couch, “Neither one of you … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 9: The Reveal

Meant to Be Episode 7: The Depths

I had to pee. My bladder, ready to burst, was obviously the reason I’d been yanked out of sleep; Pam moved on my shoulder, and even though I was ready to ruin my pants I took a moment to enjoy the situation. I lasted a second; I stood and she fell onto the couch but not out of sleep. James was spread out on the … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 7: The Depths

Meant to Be Episode 6: The Review

James had wanted to check what’d already been written; I’d been locked in my room since. “Don’t be dramatic Eddy.” Pam said before another bang on my door. “Yeah,” James chimed in, his voice further away, “Neither one of us really care.” A slam at the end of that sentence, then, “The fuck, does your Mom hate you? Only snack in your fridge is bologna.” … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 6: The Review

Meant to Be Episode 5: The Session

I woke up on my keyboard, head pounding like it was locked in a basement. I stood and my legs quivered, to move anywhere without falling I had to slide one foot in front of the other. I shuffled from desk, through hallway, into the living room; James jumped up from the couch when he saw me. “Pam went home to get a shower but … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 5: The Session

Meant to Be Episode 4: The Fall

“This is fucking dumb,” James complained and flopped onto my living room couch, “Ain’t no reason I can’t smoke outside.” “The Muses said it was our job to fight destructive influences; drugs definitely fall into that category.” Pam turned from looking out of the window. “Haven’t you smoked before?” “Not the point.” James took up every cushion, wouldn’t move, I slid onto the couch’s shoulder … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 4: The Fall

Meant to Be Episode 2: The Fair

James and I used the start of the summer to fill our heads with nonsense; his preferred form was smoke, mine online articles, both served as equal wastes of time. One day he mentioned he knew a girl who had a crush on me through school; Pam and I went on a date that was awkward, pointless, was going less places than a two-time felon … Continue reading Meant to Be Episode 2: The Fair