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The Stars Under My Control

A harsh wind blew me down one night. And then, crack. My bones broke, my body bulged. Taller I grew until I was a giant’s giant! The stars sang. I plucked one from the sky, ate it, and then another. Soon I was full of stars: my eyes exploded with light, my heart burned to ash, my mind turned silent and, finally, finally I slept in the heavens.

Beautiful art print by http://www.etsy.com/people/dkim, which I hope to buy soon.

Little story by me.

I Remember

This is my “I Remember” that was submitted to Future Tense Books’ “I remember” Weekend Challenge.

I remember ordering music videos on VHS and zines listed in free newspapers. I remember my friend and I never managed to put our own zine together but we’d write letters to the kids who made them so they’d know someone read them. I remember writing poems about Vincent Price and a certain boy’s Levi jacket. I remember it smelled like cigarettes and teenage boy musk and pigeons. I remember when he told me about pigeon keeping. I remember wanting to sniff his neck and lick his face, but the closest I ever got to him was a handshake.

Last Night

I sat at the window and watched the world. Dark and bright, hidden and exposed, it’s the only time I can breathe, can think, can dream. I should probably have taken off my glasses, so I wouldn’t look like any other lonely owl, watching and waiting, hunting an invisible prey.

A cappella Zoo, Issue 6

My flash fiction piece “Notes on Cork Tree Babies” has been published in the Spring Issue (#6) of A cappella Zoo.

Issue 6 is now available for order. Only $4 buys you this beautiful literary journal full of prose and poetry:

Cover art by Mark Morgan

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