birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Anxiety Dream

A woman was on the bus in a pink hat and green slipper socks. She was holding a large teddy bear in her arms and folding her body over and around it, rocking back and forth. The anxiety dream is like that. She told the bus driver, "I lost a very special stuffed animal. I lost a very special giraffe. Because I was trying to do too much, and other people weren't paying attention." The anxiety dream is about losing the very special giraffe.

Forgetting a Frail Man

Shit Storm