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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Missive from the Manse

Dear Joy,

You did move in a long time ago, but
I am just right now getting around to
letting you know some of how I feel about
it. By and large you are welcome, and so

do not start up with the guilt over how
you maybe do or do not take best care of
me. I know you love me thoroughly though
I am not painted, petted, and feted as

much as, oh well, we would all like to be.
Am I right? The absurdity feeling that
we belong together is worth plenty.
I believe you have found your committed spot.

Living side by side into the future
is better than any new furniture.

-- 709, your house

So So Broken

Half Degreed