In the Penile Colony

Reading Time: 14 minutes Originally published in Word Riot (August 2015) If we had lived in a godless, socialist country like Finland we would have been fine, but here in the land of Family Values our marriage could not survive paying for preschool. We were not like the Patagonias, who toured the school with us in their matching down Read more

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Jackwagon

Reading Time: 10 minutes This is an excerpt from an in-progress, yet sort of stalled, novel that doesn’t really have a good title yet. I smelled like a coprophiliac, except a coprophiliac would have made more efforts at hygiene than I’d done. I had a week’s worth of grime and sweat on me, hadn’t tried to bathe except to Read more

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Twa Corbies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Twa Corbies Two crows divergedin a yellow woodwhose flights were trackedby crow the thirdwho watched the horsethat lay quite still. The first two crowsbrought back their brothersbut that third crowhad got the eyesfirst one then twofrom the head of the horsethat lay so still. I’ll sing you howthe gang of crowsdescend on the horsein ones Read more

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After The Explosion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ominous dial-up noises ensue,ensorcel memory out of its driftwhere it happily had been gatheringspacedust, pocketing the prettier nuggets.But strange persistent noises jarred memoryout of its reverie, it had heard thosesounds once surely but what,what could they be? A sort of buzz and thenin disharmonious pitches, quietly,“bleep blorp bleeeepscree blorp p p ” —ah. Ah yes. Read more

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Prayer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every day, something to pray for:bird eyelashescloud belliesstain historieslonesome beanscow thoughtsgoat bleatsskirt pleatsbroken rivetsxylophone teethand a small watch (uncertain hazard type)for a threat of damaging gustsperhaps a brief tornadorain on the fire landssun on the floodtoothless threatshearts deployedin remedy

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