In this work, I create fictional scenarios involving awkward characters who unwittingly cling to a false sense of security. Working mainly from my imagination, I recast bits of autobiography and everyday observations as mysterious, opaque narratives that unfold in a slightly skewed Brooklyn landscape. The bittersweet humor lies mostly in the psychological tension of the characters, whose self-perception does not match the reality around them. Their wishful thinking and willful blindness is a thin shield against the onslaught of unwanted self-awareness. On some level they know that the illusion of safety is on the verge of being broken.