john's bed was crooked against the wall, with enough space between the two for his pillow to slip down every night. it is never made but usually empty, much like the rest of the room. his wallet was full of condoms, the box in the slightly opened nightstand drawer with two strays within. john's socks were paired up neatly in his dresser, and he had no closet. a baseball bat was stretched across the threadbare rug in such a way that it would trip someone unfamiliar with the layout. like a robber. things you will never find there are his iphone, ipod, and his grandfather's pocket watch from when he was in the world war.
evelyn paints a small canvas in the center of her garden. her cheeks are always stained with a coral blush, but nothing else. she hangs easter-egg coloured bird houses from the low branches of her maple trees. she only wears dresses. at six in the evening each day she rests on the stoop of her mother's house with a plaid quilt. she spins her mother's wedding ring around her middle finger with her thumb as steam rises from her tea cup. a caretaker. tendrils crawl up around the foot of the porch, & she looks out at the house across from her own.
daniel's alarm is set for 3pm each day. the walls of his room are a milky white hue. the myriad of dust particles dancing in the light of the window make it almost impossible to breathe. there are no blinds. the floor is covered in clothes & fast food. he stands up, stretches, & puts on the black glasses from his desk. the apartment has an unwelcoming minimalist look. boxes are still stacked upon one another. he has yet to fill his shelves. daniel slowly pulls his worn-out briefs on. the food in the kitchen is scarce, as usual. the table is set for one.
rachel's bra collection spent most of its time on the floor and spare doorknobs. not a flat-chested girl, but the signs and posters pressed against her wall were neat and orderly. she had no dayplanner, no socks for her sandals-only wardrobe, but she did have a sunhat and bows for her hair. sundresses went with sunhats and sandals, bows with belts and bright tights. red lipstick emphasised her wide grin- nothing but the suicide note on the table emphasised the sadness she slept in.