At that time, there was no thing but time, Saturday afternoons frittered and savored, rolled about on the tongue into a nearly transparent pane you could bite. Just watching the sun’s crouch contouring the ridges of a deeply-painted sill. You could lose your hand, your face, eventually your whole body…


do real.

do mistakes.

do real mistakes.

do time.

do the camel walk.

are frequent customers of wish-dot-com.

put signs up everywhere, you should see the bathroom.

love a lot of fonts, all at once, equally.

bought a Ring just so we could not answer the door if it is…


(Two people in a room, with table.)

What’s all these papers?

I’m doing the budget. Did you know that last year we spent $6.550,000,000,000, but only made $3,420,000,000,000?

That’s a lot of money.

Which one?

Both.

Yeah, but we spent more than we made.

Well, um, prove it. Are we…


When the dusk begins to settle in earlier, the fraying wasps get slower, and the first yellowed beech leaves start collecting in the corners, the cowboy rolls into town. He arrives on a horse, an aloof roan stallion, then dismounts, ties up near the propane tank, goes inside and gets…


Yay! It’s Pre-roll Day! That’s the day I set aside to order everything I see on a pre-roll advertisement. Did I hear someone ask, “What’s a pre-roll?” Well, I’ll tell you in fifteen seconds…

< I was parched and lackluster and ill-at-ease and bummed out but so then I poured…


I am a Lackey-for Hire. If you need someone to bear the brunt of your anger from too many poor decisions, I’m your man. If you’re looking for someone to say “Yes” or “No” as if it were the voice in your own head, here I am. If you are…


August ’68. Summer of Love the Sequel, haw haw. …Nuts. In my town, when you graduate with no money and middling grades, you go to the factory. But I’ve seen what the factory did for my Stepfather and Stepfather 2 and uncle and cousins and so no thank you. I’m…


I was talking with my friend Cal the other day. Cal’s not his real name, it’s just the sound I can make that’s closest to what he’s called. He sits at the bar drinking soda, or actually he drinks the bubbles until the soda’s flat. Cal’s an alien, did I…


We’re sitting in these chairs like it was an airplane, and by this I mean buckled down for a journey of indiscriminate length with an approximation of comfort, an inch of concentration spread across miles of fungible objects. Time passes as a line does, but like a rock skipped, instead…


I am here under protest. I have been stuck here as a giraffe among these giraffes here, perhaps forever, and so I am at all times under protest. It is not the sign-waving kind, no that’s not for me, nor do I engage in anything like violence. No, I protest…

Matthew Hane

The falling anvil development team. The proportions of a pleasing error. Did we do it for money? Heavens, no. We did not.

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