Tag Archives: Microfiction

detritus read slowly

Misbegotten Notes, USA Scrolling down a number of superimpositions they multiply—pages of writing, collages, painting, films—audio also multiplied as reading and new noise fades in… Also try flashlight projection of negatives or slides on wall and film it…. At the … Continue reading

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thirsty and eyeless

Vulture Peak Tanka That arid seasonTranspired on vulture peak—Thirsty and eyeless—I roamed around the mountainHere, there, nowhere—all at once. What I’m Reading: “It’s a beautiful day to tell my mother I once aspired to kill myself…” — Julian Randall / … Continue reading

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december of crows

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “It was a December of crows.” — Claire Keegan / Small Things Like These “One must have a mind of winterTo regard the frost and the boughsOf the pine-trees crusted with snow;” — … Continue reading

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new lot messiahs

Unbind the Fritillary Unhand the spinsterUnbind the fritillaryUnpack the fruit The immaculate virginsUnhinged & unsound. Unfurl your flagUnravel your hopeUndo your blinders The new lot messiahsUncaring & unkind. Unspool the filmsUnroll the tapesUnmask the backups We contract upon ourselvesUnloved & … Continue reading

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behind the mule

Strongman Plow The mizzle was the type of drizzle that drove him batty. Forever speckling his glasses, so that he had to take them off, wipe them, and replace them every few minutes. This was daft, he decided. Nowhere but … Continue reading

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in his head

bloodbrainvolume the lone image that resolved in his head was that of the video of Amanda Fielding’s bloodbrainvolume pulsing through the sub-cranial dura to the rhythm of her heart and that first tenuous trickle of blood that riverined down her … Continue reading

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got the shakes

Your Ten Favorite Holiday Memories (redux) 1. You are playing mechanized baseball: a ball bearing is pitched out of a hole, and the bat is a pinball flipper — and fwap! The ball bearing falls into one of a series … Continue reading

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points are pointless

Rant-a Claus Gustatory. Gestation. Genuflection. Generative. Gainsay. Can you guess, which, if any, of the terms above doubles as a po’ boy, a grinder, and a nuclear submarine? If you answered: “Birds on ice,” you win nothing but my heart. … Continue reading

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magnificent penance & rainbows

Codicil 508 Due to a rave dissimilarity we wish to make everyone aware of the cure for ennui and the primacy of Papal Bull(y) pastiches. Now that we have divulged our purpose we’d like to announce the distribution of cassettes, … Continue reading

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comes from punk

The Best Stuff I Read This Week “A storefront mission in a slumWhere we come together at nightTo confess our fatal addictionFor knowledge beyond appearances…” — Charles Simic / “Metaphysics Anonymous” “Right now I am experiencing this split notion of … Continue reading

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