FOLLOW ME
  • Facebook B&W
  • Twitter B&W
  • Instagram B&W
 RECENT POSTS: 

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

June 27, 2017

Please reload

When my ex and I first broke up

When my ex and I first broke up the most common question (even before "do you think you'll get back together?") was "why?" And for the longest time I couldn't give a straight answer because I didn't understand it myself. We had a good relationship. We were great as a couple, but towards the end there were fights that wouldn't end. Like unsolvable mysteries with no cheat sheet. I kept trying to flip to the back of the book to find the upside down clue that solved it all. I remember during that time, my ex asked me why I didn't just let him go. I kicked the front door open and said "please, by all means." But that made him laugh, which made me laugh too. He said it would be easier if I cheated on him, or we hated each other. It was true. That would have been easier. We tried. We took a camping trip in Montana de Oro, a sort of last ditch effort. We played backgammon by the light of battery operated lanterns. We listened to old soul on Bluetooth speakers. We walked the two-mile path along the beach. We  ignored the signs to leave wildlife alone, wading in tide pools, touching the bellies of starfish, stealing mollusk shells from sacred ground. We napped on a blanket in the cold sun. I held his head while we slept, we breathed each other's breath. It was beautiful, and it made it harder. I'm only now starting to understand. We were trying to fix our relationship, not us as individuals. We were trying to fix the wrong thing. So we lit the string on a stick of dynamite. The landscape changed, and we found ourselves in broken rocks and dust. But the dust settles, and at least now we're solving the right mysteries

Please reload

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrison captures sex, loneliness, and the random thrills of life with such poignancy, you yearn to read more…"

 - THE NEAVE

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature in One Dollar Stories is the transformation of the ordinary into sensuality. This is directly accomplished through Garrison  making every mundane gesture into an affair of intimacy...Its brevity strikes directly as pure drama and after you finish the story in about one minute your head whirls at how it is possible.”

- FORUM MAGAZINE

 UPCOMING 
EVENTS: 
5/31:  FINGERED @ Company Presents  7pm 

 

6/28: CHOKED  @Shakespeare Theater Company 7pm

 

7/2: LIVE READING @ Tree House LA 7:30pm

All Content Copyright © 2017 Jessica Garrison

  • Facebook B&W
  • Twitter B&W
  • Instagram B&W