The silence was always there. Most of the time i forgot they were even there. I wish they would pay the rent. It’s a bit difficult when you keep forgetting you had roommates… twenty of them hanging all over the place!

I went through a day where i did not eat anything because one of them kept raiding the fridge. He was one of those bikey guys.. the ones with tattoos and no hair. He was very skilled at annoying me. Sometimes it was the small things. Such as not taking the trash out or flushing the toilet. The sort of things that make you develop a twitch…

One of them chewed nicotine gum and was popping it constantly. Another one never wore a shirt. I was worried he’d freeze. It was okay most of the time. Why you ask? Because he had abs…

I could not decide which roommate was my least favorite. They each had their flaws and quirks.

Ice covered the drive and it took ages to shovel enough to pull out the car. I was hoping one of them would help me… but no. They wefd too busy hanging from the ceiling.

To be continued

(I don’t actually have 20 roommates)

Rose on the Horizon An online portfolio of an emerging writer and proofreader.


I’m hoping to become a writer, playwright & novelist. I'm also considering becoming a Historian or librarian at this stage in life. I'm looking for opportunities in performance writing and publishing short stories in literary magazines. I study English and Creative Writing at university.