Tag Archive: flash

Sarah Salway

On Hold She was just passing the phone box the first time it rang. Or that’s what she said afterwards. She checked her mobile of course, but her boyfriend had recently changed her ring tone to ‘Hello Barbie’ so he…
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Justin Herrmann

Beakless It’s my week with Madison. My first week, in fact, since things have been settled. She’s been gaining weight at her mother’s, and, I believe, has stopped speaking proper sentences. “McDonald’s, Dada?”  She’s all smiles and singsong in the…
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Colleen Maynard

Hands Confronted with the responsibility of viewing the body, it’s good to have as many small tasks to do. Kneeling on the padded bench becomes a slow dance. Contents are now at eye level. Look downcast for reverence (you’re too…
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Denise Duhamel

Cultural Regression (A Pantoum Prose Poem)   Once upon a time there was elaborate plumbing, then people started shitting in the woods again. Once we worshipped goddesses who bore children—now we want mothers back to work in twelve weeks. People…
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Claire Bateman

Combustible   In the realm where infants, like comets, show up in flames, igniting as soon as they make contact with the air, all of the delivery room cribs are packed with sand to quench the new arrivals. Immediately upon…
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