A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: session_start(): Server 216.70.100.53 (tcp 11211) failed with: Connection refused (111)

Filename: cowbird/session_helper.php

Line Number: 18

tragedy by L Clayton
 

Forgot your password?

We just sent you an email, containing instructions for how to reset your password.

Sign in

  • That night I shaved him for the last time, he was playing Bee Gees songs and I told him my story about the 45 of Tragedy and how every one I tried to buy was warped and how they came from that store by my house. He knew that store, too, the one that sold everything and doesn't exist anymore. Now I can't remember what the fuck it was called. Am I becoming senile? Early onset Alzheimer's from bad genes or too much antiperspirant?
    I hate people to see my weaknesses.
    That song played, Tragedy, and that guy's voice was really high and shrill and I had no idea what I ever saw in that song at all. I laughed at the song and told him to turn around so I could shave his back and the tops of his shoulders. He inclined his head just slightly, like he never does in real life, and it was beautiful. He looked like a captured slave or a giant brought down, defeated and shackled. He had a vulnerability and a humility I'd never seen before or since.
    I asked him if he was mine, even though nobody owns anybody.
    "Yes," he seemed surprised. "I let you shave me, don't I?"
  • Connected stories:

About

Collections let you gather your favorite stories into shareable groups.

To collect stories, please become a Citizen.

    Copy and paste this embed code into your web page:

    px wide
    px tall
    Send this story to a friend:
    Would you like to send another?

      To retell stories, please .

        Sprouting stories lets you respond with a story of your own — like telling stories ’round a campfire.

        To sprout stories, please .

            Better browser, please.

            To view Cowbird, please use the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer.