ArchiveOctober 2016

Mercedes Money | Part Fifteen


I haven’t had enough jobs in my life to really know what to expect at orientation. You don’t need to know much before working at a diner – just the basics: people come in, they order something greasy, and don’t tip more than 10%. The only skills you need are faking a smile, counting out change and remembering people’s orders. Scarlett was the only customer who weaved a life story into our...

Mercedes Money | Part Fourteen


I’ve spent 80% of my life observing people and 100% of my life wishing I was them. I’ve always wondered what it’s like to have dinner with a beautiful woman who is zipped up in a gown that matches the Pinot in her glass. After dinner I’d take her to my apartment with a huge balcony overlooking the city life below. I’d offer her another glass or a cocktail because my liquor cabinet is fully...