Photosynthesis, a short story

I’ve stopped eating. It’s not a fast. It’s not like a liquid cleanse or something like that. I mean I’ve completely stopped eating. I no longer consume calories.

I know it’s hard to understand. It’s hard to explain.

It started last winter, a week after she left. It was just the beginning of winter in LA, which used to mean rain when we were kids. But hasn’t meant rain for the past five years. Those last five were bad years for rain and bad years for me and her. Some scientists predict that California’s in the beginning stages of a megadrought, something that could last 200 years. They say that the wet conditions we’ve known are the anomaly, that this recent dry spell is the norm. She said something similar. Continue reading