Karla had just turned 42, three nights after Christmas. At a brisk pace, she hurried back home from the corner store in the cold dark dribbling rain. Up the six … Continue Reading Melrose 3- five oh eight eight
Don’t commenton my dirty shirt,if you please.I am not inclinedto change it,lest I have bad luck again.This morning, the skyfavoured me with gull droppings.At lunch, it was blueberrieswithout a bib.Then, … Continue Reading Shirt tales
All murky she sat, with her palindrome pen, as she flavoured the localized ether. And her Hallowe’en cat was asleep once again, as it lay on the carpet beneath her. … Continue Reading Ghost writer
Do you even realize you’re doing it? some say. I say wut? The whistling! The whistling! They are peeved. Somewhere else, I hear I love it! I say pardon? … Continue Reading Whistler’s Brother
The fish in that sea they came seldom and sparsely they were most of them babies of a fingerling’s age But, Rose married one, see? and don’t judge her too … Continue Reading the thyme has come, the walrus said
And the man said “Well, it’s time to clear the driveway now.” And Heart said “I will go along.” And the man said “Let’s grab that big plastic scoop. It … Continue Reading Silver bells
whiskers are self-aware we think they train themselves and have a care and so avoid the sink the sharpest razor surest hand might catch them in the pink but the … Continue Reading Cunning, no less
Hah! Squeak now, smelly one! Study me, damn me, with your hatpin eye. Not much can you say. Not much can you hear with your velvet ear. We don’t need … Continue Reading IT’S A TRAP!
Johnny-come-lately, I plant bulbs stupidly in the cooling earth under powder of snow with a straight spade I dig up cake-flaps of sod I disregard directions and just drop them … Continue Reading Planters wart
Under the sea Under the sea Life is much better Down where it’s wetter, take it from me!* I was strapped to a stool facing a desk on a concrete … Continue Reading 33: A mantis in Atlantis
I dug the whole hole for that last scrubby shrub. Busted birchy bones to get in. Warm wiggly worms waggled their surprise. Put peat partly into the mix, Tamped the … Continue Reading Alliteration bugs in the garden
I feel possessed when you come ’round. Vampire of my affections that I save, unknowingly, to cast, as pearls. Lost upon you? So nervous you are. Just a touch makes … Continue Reading The affair
We mumbles, yes we mumbles, and oftentimes we screams. Depends a lot on Mister “M”, Director of our dreams. We stumbles and we fumbles, through the achy breaky … Continue Reading Mister M.
I never knew what cats were thinking, until my teenaged daughter started “rescuing” them, one by one, and bringing them home. In one case, it was a clandestine operation involving … Continue Reading Furry ventriloquism
The arborite of tabletop is smooth and cool and even. Reach now for the shining phone. Feel its warm monolith, tented over in your pocket. For extra reassurance, stroke the … Continue Reading What did you expect?
[The scene: Mister and Missus lie abed. Morning light begins to filter in, but the snooze goes on and on. Their eyes are their own, for a last time. Two … Continue Reading The spirits of today