I’ve got one song playing in one ear, and a different song in the other. I have one foot in Manhattan and a hand clasped on Long Island. One foot in my home and the other testing the waters. And I don’t think I ever really left.
Surrounded by snow, there’s a phone booth guarded by a wolf, and to step outside is to make the decision to be hurt. And I’ve got one foot in the booth and a paw in the snow. I’m the man and the wolf. The fear and the consequence. The stasis and the hunger. The dead line.
And the bite.
Ryan C. Robert is the writer of multiple comedy blogs, most of which are satirical and self-deprecating. He writes about his life in his personal essay series "Before Color," parodies cooking blogs in "Trish's Dishes" and posts writing prompts every single day.