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The author’s son following his own diarassia through the jungles of northern Thailand

A journey of discovery


The music is back, but at what cost?

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image by Mallory Rock

Just one set.

Jeff stands backstage, waiting for the cue to step out in front of the crowd. He fidgets with a set of drumsticks, idly tapping out one rhythm before abandoning it for another. No matter where he strikes — the wall beside him, his water bottle, a bandmate’s shoulder — it doesn’t match the rhythm in his head, the one that’s been just out of reach since they announced this tour. It’s there, wanting to come out. …


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Photo of the author’s son going all Office Space on an abandoned snowman he found in a park.

Thrifty Words Challenge #20: Winter

E.D. Martin

Writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places. Read more of her works at http://www.edmartinwriter.com

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