X-Ray Literary Magazine: "The Song In Your Head" by Curtis Smith
Writing in X-Ray Literary Magazine, Curtis Smith connects a great many feelings in only six paragraphs. Here's the first:
You stop at the market after work. This Tuesday, that feels like a Thursday, these speeding years and forever days, and, short of death, there’s no end in sight. The weekends where all you want to do is sleep. The vacations you can’t afford. You’re here for dinner, although cereal feels like a saner option than making one more decision. A song plays, and here you are, adrift on a marketer’s algorithm, taken back to your teenage bedroom, and what would that girl say if she could see you now?