Alicia Basilica

Episode 1: “The Mayor”

“Jake is gone. I could still write about him, and so I promised myself I would. I lost him, but I can hide inside the writing. The writing is the only thing left. I don’t know why I still look for Jake everywhere I go. Sometimes, I find a guy with the same broad shoulders or with the same height or the same hair, and I follow that person for a while. It doesn’t make it better. It just feels more comfortable until I see that person’s face and can’t pretend anymore. I also keep a voicemail from Jake that I can listen to whenever I like. I do this when I’ve drunk too much and just can’t stand the silence anymore.”
Map of Wakefield