I Will Cut Your Hair For Free

Jack Swain, staff writer


I walked along the river. The sun was out, and it sparkled across the surface of the water.

Two old men exchanged a glance through the shop window.

She ran the needle again and again through the deep, red fabric.

Blowing softly in the breeze. The owls are in cahoots.

The boys took a shortcut, cutting across a field tall with grass. Nearby, a snake.

Why should we look at the sky? Why do our necks crane upwards anyways? And how they do!

Agnes turned her back to the wind, and hunched.

Nothing like a good rope! Yessir!

He approached me slowly, head cocked to the side, as though he knew me from somewhere.

Honestly, it will never be enough.

She winked at me with both eyes at the same time. I pretended not to notice.

I never forget a birthday.

My friend got into his top choice grad school today! Shouts out Eric!

Thank you to all the people who make it possible to send letters across the country.

When’s the last time you thought about me like that?

Take me out like the trash you battery eating grass clipping.

I should have known better.

All me to introduce you to my cat, Mister Eldridge Larby.

Stop talking so loudly please, I am trying to sleep.

What if I wasn’t so embarrassed by melodrama?

After a great pause she said, “Do you wanna move in with me?” and then, “are you gonna eat that?”

Turn out your pockets!

I will cut your hair for free.

How did this happen?

Don’t talk back to your father like that!

The two of them walked along the sidewalk towards the bookstore. They kept looking at each other, but not saying anything, not even smiling that particular smile that two people smile when they share a glance.

It was just that kind of day.

Someone nearby is crying their eyes out over something very important to them.

My interests include plants in general.

I just wanted to be near you.

Don’t you just hate it when the sun goes behind a cloud?

I really like the song “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman.

Why is everyone taking everything so seriously LOL. But I guess like, what else are you gonna do?

Oh really? You think so?

Follow me on instagram: “swain_jack”

Remember the first time you looked into a microscope?

What kind of a-g-e-n-d-a do you have here?

The spoon goes in the coffee.

I’m here to buy an umbrella?

You can get cheap haircuts at the WWCC hair school by calling 509-527-HAIR. That’s what I’ve heard at least. Heard through the grapevine. The ole grapevine.

How many times do I have to tell you? I ate them all!

I challenge you to post one Facebook status a day for a week.

That’s all folks!