In The Back of The Parlor by Jason Powell

“This is bullshit. Funerals. Why are they even a thing? What benefit are they? To who? We’re gathered tonight to remember Lisbeth… What does that mean? Are we all gonna forget her tomorrow? Did we all need to be herded in to this small ass room to remember someone who only died four days ago? It’s stupid. Funerals should really take place a year after someone dies. Or two years or three or whatever. When people do start to forget and need to be reminded that Lisbeth was a fuc

Dropped by Jason Powell

Years ago I went over to my parent’s house and my nephew was there playing with my dad. He was three years old at the time (my nephew, not my dad). My mother was in the kitchen leaning with her folded arms over the kitchen counter looking into the living room watching them and smiling. My dad was tossing my nephew into the air than catching him again. When my nephew was in the air he'd laugh and squeal and then he'd land in my dad’s hands and he would look happily and expecta