Drew @drewb

Drew last shared their writing Stay
You don't always stay for long. 

It's just a drive-by, an idle hunt for a new hobby, or an old one set to lie. Window shopping fresh ways out, tangled strings leading back to the mouth of the cave. Knots are just a new checkpoint. You're supposed to move forward, after...
Drew's Pantry
๐ŸŠ 9 Tangerines
๐Ÿช 12 Cookies
๐Ÿบ 18 Beers
๐Ÿ 10 Pineapples
๐Ÿฅฉ 12 Steaks
๐ŸฅŸ 14 Dumplings
๐Ÿฅƒ 14 Whiskeys
๐Ÿฃ 14 Sushis
๐Ÿฅ“ 17 Bacons
โ˜•๏ธ 9 Coffees
๐Ÿซ 16 Chocolate Bars
๐Ÿต 6 Teas
๐Ÿฅš 8 Eggs
๐Ÿง‡ 5 Waffles
๐Ÿ“ 5 Strawberries
Short Stories


There are times when one must relinquish one's hopes of a good outcome. Lean into the scythe, the claws, as though oneโ€™s long night's pillow were gently inviting one closer.
This is not that time. Give up no hope, for like real estate, they're not making any more of it. 
Except that...
2021-09-20 23:10:25


Contrast leads to recognizing the nameless emotions, like acid leads to recognizing social constructs and norms and things you just have become deaf to. We had a grandfather clock when I was a kid that never missed a beat if you listened for it, but whose tone quickly faded into...
2021-09-19 23:55:32


Nameless emotions are the prickliest, I thought today. Sometimes I just namelessly hate things, or feel some sort of way. Coming back to the States today I noticed underlying feelings I have about some things, people, that aren't really products of the act or action but of my mindset in...
2021-09-19 00:15:22


I donโ€™t trust that guy. Heโ€™s not addicted to things. I donโ€™t know what his masters are.

He could be a free agent.
2021-09-17 18:51:42

All In An Evening

Fatigue of the soul, written in parts.

Starting with two shots, one ordered one bequeathed.

A bottle of misunderstanding, corrected, and the mistake kept.

All in pursuit of a reference, a spoken connection, a name written but never met, that the two reverse.

We got to his line in front of his pub, the...
2021-09-16 20:02:21

Drop A Question

Where does one cliff end that another begins? What are cliffs compared to a single cliff?

2021-09-15 20:11:17

Irish Train

In time the colors fade, but new ones scratch their way up. Deep oak and pine wilt to swampsbeard and marshmouth, as the earth takes another of her cards back.

The grass grows without allegiance to color or jersey, it does what it does where it will. Speckled greens dot entire...
2021-09-14 11:28:07

In The Rain

It started as less than a drizzle, imperceptible to all but the most delicate of us. Insects and other such frequent fliers would have had a hard time noticing the presence across their airways. It was a 1% rain that did less to your skin than a feather in a...
2021-09-13 18:31:39

Snippets v0

โ€œYou find things when youโ€™re lost. Why is that?โ€

โ€œPart of being a grown man is building dependencies on stuff.โ€

โ€œI like that. Thatโ€™s a chronic aberration.โ€

โ€œYou know, I think that babies would be happier if they did take caffeine pills.โ€

โ€œIโ€™m not cheating just to preserve my writing streak.โ€
2021-09-12 19:23:26


The duality of old people these days, man.

I canโ€™t say I agree with more than 10% of their core values and beliefs, especially politically, but at the same time I canโ€™t help but find myself feeling for them, watching their bodies begin to decay and wear from this worldly life...
2021-09-11 15:56:32