I finish class then I sit on-campus drinking a five-dollar coffee, typing on a thirteen-hundred-dollar computer. Next semester, I will probably enter a master’s program.
My parents love me. I enjoy my siblings, even more so my nieces and nephews. Tonight, after everyone has gone to bed, I will cry and cry and cry. Why?
I don’t know.
The next morning over breakfast I will say, “I don’t feel well. Probably not enough sleep.”
There’s nothing wrong with my life and I know it.
Just need to hold on and wait.
I have no right to feel this way.
Madison Randolph is a graduate student at University of Texas Permian Basin studying for her MA in English. Her flash fiction has appeared in multiple online magazines, such as Friday Flash Fiction, The Drabble, Bright Flash Literary Review, and The Chamber Magazine as well as in 101 Words under the name Ryker Hayes. She resides in Oklahoma with her family and dog, Belle, where she spends her time sharpening her writing skills and drinking large amounts of coffee.