Mike Espinosa : Writing

No Pair Can Replace Them, No Matter How Comfortable

No Pair Can Replace Them, No Matter How Comfortabl..

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


Too fancy for something that ends up in a boxor a fire.Shiny and sleek-they were my favorite shoes.The laces' noosedangled in the center.I knew they'd..
Drowning Hopefully

Drowning Hopefully

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


The butterflies in my stomach have died,choked on the dinner you made.One still has hope,treading weakly in the wake.Speaking my mind is forbidden,wit..
Failure Perforce

Failure Perforce

A Story by Mike Espinosa


“I never promised you success,” he said, “It was an experiment. We didn’t know what was going to happen. That was the point, ..
Wolf's Survival

Wolf's Survival

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


So cold.The night whispers,"No more light."No moon.Gods look away.Only wolves left.Bright fangs.Glowing round eyes.Howls at nothing.No Stars.The lonel..
Emerald Demon

Emerald Demon

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


"Devil take the hindmost," they said to me before racing off, leaving me to ponder my efforts to keep my fickle spirit aloft. The sky grew..
Old Cat's Torch

Old Cat's Torch

A Story by Mike Espinosa


This tea is cold; there’s no point now. The point of tea is to have it hot. That’s why it’s so relaxing. When the warmth has escape..
Wake Up

Wake Up

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


The light shining inonto my closed, heavy eyelids.The limbs stiff,not wanting to be budged.The mind foggy,unable to comprehend reality from dream.Time..
One Sweater, Please

One Sweater, Please

A Story by Mike Espinosa


The sweaters irritated his cold hands. He wasn’t sure why he had to set up the sweaters, or why management decided to start selling sweaters, ..
Tuesday

Tuesday

A Story by Mike Espinosa


The professor dismissed us and I packed up my papers and books. The Creative Writing classroom, while cramped, seemed pretty empty. Most students st..
Farfetch'd

Farfetch'd

A Poem by Mike Espinosa


I had just turned three months old.My mother looked at me- those dead eyes,she icily said, "Show me you're worth it."She pushed me out of the nest, my..


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