Written by Jacob Ibrag
She saw past the façade this man presented her. His smile
disguised the truth. Line after line he denied the marinating reality.
She knew everything though. Her eyes reached the far lengths of the
universe. It was just a matter of time, just a matter of when until he slipped
up and got messy. The truth is always messy, it starts to give off a stench that
the olfactory system thrives on. He tapped his feet away, the empty noise
swallowed him whole. He saw the fire in her eyes and wanted nothing to do
with it. Finally the car halted near her apartment. She knew what was coming.
It was sharper than a dagger. He opened the passenger door and walked her
to the house. His eyes averted her disappointment, he couldn’t hold it in any
longer. As she reached for the door knob, she asked him if there was anything
he wanted to tell her. This was a way out. No, he nodded his head. She opened
the door and walked into the dark void. This was it. Clenched fists. Annoyed.
The lights came on and the room came alive. Surprise! It was everyone from
her past and present. She shifted her attention towards his eyes,
‘you know I hate surprises.’ Happy Birthday.