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Paco and I

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Paco and I  I had the word “outpatient,” embroidered on my jersey, though I never felt sick.He was Paco, a nickname he earned within the first week of school, an...

Emile Hates Email

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Emile Hates Email Memo: To Everyone except EmileEmile Hates Email. He says this, we suspect, because he never receives any–except for spam, which he downloads...

My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact My Mother Reminds Me of Anne Frank   My mother reminds me of Anne Frank.Two girls of similar age. Optimism that chillscolder than the draft whistles throughthe tube...

Madame Earthquake

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Madame Earthquake You can clearly see her in the surveillance footage.Blonde hair blown out.The small and tasteful sterling silver earrings one of my girlfriends...

A Strange Kind of Swim

RICHIE SMITH About Writing Blog Media Links Contact Search for: About Writing Blog Media Links Contact A Strange Kind of Swim It’s time to swim but the class is held in a substitute pool.One of those pools with a plastic liner.  It feels artificial. Too urban...