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

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

I wanted to tell you...

There was something I wanted to tell you, but I have forgotten what it was.

I made a mental note to remember, but I can’t find that either.

When I try to go back to when I knew and retrace the path of synapses, it just fades away. Where was I when I thought of it? I am not sure.


I even tried thinking about something else, giving it an opportunity to reappear, but it stayed away.

It all feels foggy now, like it has faded into the mist.

Was it about . . . ? No, not really.

Apparently I can remember what it wasn’t, but not what it was.

I suppose it is not that important, ultimately. Even if I could remember and tell you, you might not remember it.

I just wish I could remember what it was. It is so frustrating.

Maybe a little caffeine would help. I am sure I will remember later.

Oh, wait! Was it . . . ? No, I don’t think that was it.

Argument of last resort

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