Sinking In

by Anthony Del Broccolo

“You have to be kinder to yourself,” she commands, as I chase the little green capsule with a Diet Cherry Coke. I parse her words carefully. They don’t quite seem to go together. Now I lay here, willingly sucking tiny needles through desperate pores scattered across my body, attempting to stimulate something I am not even sure exists anymore. In a harsh, almost dictatorial voice, he barks at me, telling me that I need to relax. Too bad I don’t understand Korean.


Anthony Del Broccolo is a TV writer who just moved from Los Feliz to Burbank, lowering his hipness factor by at least 10. He LOVES Diet Cherry Coke.