Sebastian Matthews

Latest posts from Sebastian Matthews

  • River Road

    Blind Spot

    My first inclination was to shake my head and walk away. But something told me to give him a chance. So I stared a little longer. He didn’t look like a serial killer.
  • Zombie Apocalypse

    White Men in Trucks

    Is it imminent threat sounding in the revved engine? Derision caught in side-view mirror snapshot? Or plain old disdain drumming its fingers on the drivers’ side door?
  • Vance Monument

    Fence

    At the recent downtown protest two different factions ended up squabbling with one another.
  • Parking Deck

    Her Hair

    The woman looked into the windows as if shopping. I could have been out with my mother on an afternoon stroll. She stopped. “This!” she pointed at the window of a hair salon. Her face lit up.
  • Invisible

    Invisible

    It was eight in the morning, we were in line at Whole Foods, and the guy was wearing sunglasses.
  • Dog Park 10. Credit: trpnblies7. On Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trpnblies7/6811773500/

    Dog Park

    A few more back and forths like this and I realize I’m the only White person who will join this Black couple—outsiders twice over—and that the larger group keeps their distance.
  • Hatch. Photo: Sebastian Matthews

    Waterpark

    Earlier this morning, the shuttles were full of employees; the halls empty. Now we’re in full swing. I wait at the bar for an overpriced beer. The boys have joined the line for the Vortex, egging each other past their cartoon fear.
  • Pelicans. Photo: Sebastian Matthews

    Living Large

    The wind is so persistent up here the seagulls float in place above the tables, wings flapping as if in flight, making little dives at tossed tortilla chips.
  • Mountain Drive By

    Highlands

    Snapshots from a mountain town.
  • Mountaineer Inn

    Determined

    Lately I’ve come to believe she never stops walking, like the mythical shark that can never rest.
  • Swimming Hole

    Swimming Hole

    It's almost summertime, and that means it's time to visit a swimming hole.
  • Falafel 5K

    Falafel 5K

    Musings while monitoring the Falafel 5K.
  • Floor Clean, Home Depot

    Home Depot

    Race at the Home Depot.
  • LEAF Moon

    LEAF Moon

    Camping at LEAF