Orlando Chavez

The Bridge

The philosopher Kierkegaard once wrote that when you stand on a ledge and look down the feeling of dizziness is not only due to a fear of falling but it is also caused by the fact that you have the freedom to choose to go over the ledge at any time.  And now I am […]

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Christmas Tree

The green giant towers in the corner of the living room Mom brings the boxes of decorations from the attic The kids rush to help First the lights are wrapped around the tree Starting from the bottom they slither around the tree all the way to the top Next, red spheres are spread throughout he […]

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My Enemy

It had been haunting me all week. It seemed that wherever I went there it was. It would torture me with its presence. It was always there just beyond my reach, watching me from a corner. It never did anything to me and yet it was constantly threatening me. And now it was dead and […]

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Bloody Hands

I wake up with a pounding headache.  The last thing I remember is someone buying me a shot at the bar.  It was only my second drink of the night but I must have gone crazy because I don’t remember what happened after that.  I slowly open my eyes and look around.  I am not […]

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The Bite

How could I possibly have let this happen? I had been so careful to not let this happen. But now I was paying the price for one moment of carelessness. I tried my best to hide the bite marks. I didn’t want the rest of my group to see. It was a small bite on […]

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