Ralph Hipps


After quitting his menial job and moving back in with his mother, Ron resolved to change. He stopped looking in the mirror. He was no longer going on the internet, which he had been using to watch porn every now and then, nor was he watching television. Sometimes he felt he was evading his problems more than solving them, but at least a calm reigned in his head. He was living back home, the thought of which made him cringe, so he tried not to think about it. His mother bought the food, as he was making no money, and made his meal.He ran every morning, at least, so he could tell people he was running every morning. He came to depend on this activity to give his day weight. Ron fought pathetically against feeling worthless. One day, Ron had an argument with his friend, Bob, in which the latter…