“Rage” by Stephen King: A Meditation

By David Karp As the sun was slowly dipping down into the horizon, the sunlight slowly disappearing from the window I was sitting next to in the cafe, I closed a book that I was, at first, hesitant to read. I had finished it; I had gotten through it. But it left me with aContinue reading ““Rage” by Stephen King: A Meditation”

This Is Where We Part

By David Karp ~~~~~ Original Memory It’s easy for me to go back to that page in my life. That scene, when I wander there on my own accord: it plays perfectly well. In my mind, I don’t think it ever stops playing. Probably in some old drive-in at midnight somewhere deep in my subconscious,Continue reading “This Is Where We Part”

An Epilogue

By David Karp The road that went over the two big hills was foggy at night: something that it always seemed to be, even when she had driven up the same road hundreds of times just two years ago. The streetlights with the pink tints reflected off the fog, giving a sensation of being lostContinue reading “An Epilogue”

A Panic Attack

By David Karp The truth is, when I find myself in the heat of panic, I tend to walk down to the Pier. You get lost in the crowd of tourists (and yes, some locals. Maybe such as myself.), watch the ocean in the pitch black if it’s night and try to hear the wavesContinue reading “A Panic Attack”

The Odds

By David Karp Let’s say you are at a roulette table. You put a chip on a random number; doesn’t matter which one it is. Black, white. And let’s just say that that chip is the only chip you put down on the table. The other players look at you like you’re absolutely stupid orContinue reading “The Odds”

A Eulogy For Delilah D. Doggy: Queen of the Chihuahuas (2004-2021)

By David Karp (written on Jan 4th, 2020 and Jan 5th, 2020) It has been a rough day. There is one less jingle in the house. It was a relatively new collar, as she lost hers somewhere a few weeks ago on one of her chihuahua misadventures around the house. Last night, I got toContinue reading “A Eulogy For Delilah D. Doggy: Queen of the Chihuahuas (2004-2021)”

Questions Unanswered

By David Karp Her hand was sweaty as I held it tight with mine. I glanced with my peripheral at her, but she was staring straight, her brown hair whipping back gently as the automatic doors slid open. My bike was leaning on the Rush Medical sign behind the bushes like I left it anContinue reading “Questions Unanswered”

The Making/Rambling of “Lasciare Andare” (Part 1)

By David Karp Today I read some of the thirty-four page short story I wrote over quarantine for the first time in a while. It got me excited to get back into and and work on the final draft for a couple of reasons. I’m starting to feel ready to go back into that world.Continue reading “The Making/Rambling of “Lasciare Andare” (Part 1)”