Moving Day

Marty Shambles

All of Jim’s belongings were left in a parking spot next to the old apartment where his key no longer worked. The landlord said he had two days to collect everything. So he went to facebook and asked for help collecting his belongings.

Jim’s oldest friend Bill answered the call. “I don’t have a place for you to stay, but I have a flatbed trailer to haul your shit.”

When Bill showed up, Jim was just staring at his whole life splayed out on the pavement like a yard sale people slowly drove past, but never stopped to buy. It was evident that not everything would fit on the trailer. He had to sift through and figure out what needed keeping.

Jim saw some Japanese lady on the TV one time who said to keep only the things that spark joy. Jim hadn’t felt a spark of joy since his…

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