It’s amazing the number of things you can do when trying to avoid responsibilities.

Out of the blue, for example, you may feel the urge to work out. But don’t worry, you won’t be actually exercising. What pops to mind is the idea of working out. Soon. Eventually. At some…


It’s my 63rd night in a row dining in the same restaurant. You must think I like it a lot but truly it’s all about convenience. The location is easy to find, just a few feet from the couch. Plus the staff are nice. …


Talk about routine!

Imagine being stuck in the same place all day long, not being able to choose another path but the one that’s given to you.

Up and down.

Up and down.

Add weather chit-chat and uncomfortable silences and you’ll get a pretty good picture of my everyday life.


I have an E-reader now. It was a grown-up gift that I asked my parents for my last birthday (after the polite “No, I don’t want anything. No, really”. …


A microphone speaks up

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3… T…

How about I spit on your face? For God’s sake, keep your saliva to yourself! And what’s with the yelling? You’re using me so you don’t have to yell, it’s not rocket science! …


I don’t get into a fight, I cause it. Psychologically, that’s hard. You’re not born to cause that kind of trouble, you know what I mean? But someone has to do the job. Someone has to stay till the end. Just stay there. Calm, still, while you feel their impatient…


An umbrella story

Here’s how it works: you’re chilling at home and suddenly you hear a crashing sound. Then you know what’s coming: at any moment someone will force you to go out.

Don’t get me wrong, I do want to get some fresh air. I spend most days at home, pretty bored…


Testimony

They said they would come find me. Yep. That’s what they said. And I waited and waited but nobody came to pick me up. And there’s not much more I can do here. I know every crack in the whole damn barn already! I address sheep by name. By name…

Helena Heras

I write short things about small things.

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