There’s a ticket in my Flannery O’Connor collection when called it’s your turn for serviceIt’s old and withered but may still workI hold it and wait to hear if someone will call outImpatient and afraid to handle it too longI become consumed with the crumbleThe 60 years it survived between the pages will be undone… Continue reading Ticket-holder
Author: Molto Indigo
“You’ll just have to kill me if you don’t believe me. I don’t know what to tell you.” Her wrists were tied to the arms of the chair with knotted rope. His eyes darkened and she saw a flash of a grin, then emotionless again. He would kill her without a second thought. The smell of… Continue reading sElf Conquisto
Recipe for Boiled Chicken
1. Forget the list of improvements Shop for distraction Prepackage all presumptions Assume you got it all 1. Remove the wrong from the case Dry until forgotten Season sans reflection Taste if it’s still bitter 1. Set the stovetop to burn up the thought Hide in the pot Watch for the rumble to rise up… Continue reading Recipe for Boiled Chicken
The Use Of Masks
This story is a remix of The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams – She was a stranger to me, but one detail told me everything about her, the mask. Please put your mask over your nose; it’s the only way it works. When I said this, she looked up at me in surprise,… Continue reading The Use Of Masks
i am an insignificant piece of garbage in a wastepaper basket world not unbearably gross or smelly easy to ignore, sitting idle to be seen if eyes looked to be discarded when full. i am a banana long overripe sickly-sweet and hiding mold left forgotten in some lunch bag stored away for some such plan… Continue reading i am
It happened again.
It happened again, not really sure the details, who was involved, or what even happened. I was on my way to Walmart with my friend Alice when she told me. She acted like she knew all about it. “It’s just sad. When are we going to come to a time when people can stand up… Continue reading It happened again.
promises and obligations more than is explainable the actions beyond having done or not done this agreement unrealized those missteps interpreted innocence first disproven without thought or care an unwillful resistance communication paranoia once caught in a dream a memory now incorrect a night no one wonders on or remembers to forget perhaps just aporia… Continue reading Force Majeure
A Face in the Wind
The wind rushed against my face, silencing the sounds around me. There was a moment of white noise and pure peace. Then the wind shifted, returning me to the forest and the chatter of my wife walking and talking behind me. I stared up the path towards the distant peak, standing stalwart, awaiting my return.… Continue reading A Face in the Wind
Dinner with Two Candles (One Out)
Soap dries in the kitchen sink and I think of another life The sponge life, pure absorption The dishrag life, full of dirty water Left out to dry, and why shouldn’t it be? You left half the meal I cooked on your plate The bloody steak, too bloody, bleeding I felt the scratches where you… Continue reading Dinner with Two Candles (One Out)