Dean Cleaning One

Beckman day #2 part #2 The Cabin

Beckman Part #2    The Cabin   “There’s no place to stay for over thirty miles. I have a cabin down the next driveway. You can stay with me and we can catch up and you can leave in the morning.” Every hair on my arms told me no, but curiosity and fatigue from...

Sap

Sap   Rosin: a gem, a jewel, a talisman, a cylinder of translucent gold wrapped in velvet, the perfect size to pocket, to palm, but really it’s sap, it’s just sap. Without it, there’s no sound, a bow flailing uselessly over strings. With it, there’s friction,...

Day 2: Prompt 2

At first glance through the glass hatch that frames his face, I overlook the glint of goldplate. The arched figure is actually two fused, creatures, a woman one with a minotaur, her lips pressed to its neck. There is a hint of condensation where the two touch. The...

When Will My Rapist’s Closet Be Cleaned?

"Hysteria comes from the Greek root hystera, meaning 'uterus'. Originally, it was believed that hysteria and hysterical symptoms were caused by a defect in the womb, and thus, only women could become hysterical." –Shalome Sine Vivid and startled, blood spits out a...

Beckman day #1

Beckman Day 1   I was hitching north from San Fran to climb Mt Shasta but It looked like a climbers convention and I wanted solitude so I walked for a couple of hours until I saw a ramshackle building with BAR painted on the fading clapboards. Stopped in and...

History-Prompt A List

The car’s back window forms a lop-sided circle and beyond that dusty circle is a glass door propped open with a metal chair and in the dark interior, my mother, shadowed like a ghost, lifts clothes from basket to washing machine. The moon is a fingernail in evening...

Day 1: Prompt 2

The unticked box that asks for a baby’s race. The blank birth certificate, filled in a rush the night before the legal deadline. The name the man can never pronounce right up until the moment he leaves. The lace trim of her bonnet for when the scurf dapples the moving...

Prompt one-lone earring

Prompt 1 Lone earring Found last night in my jewelry box. Cheap dangle of rhinestone. Clip on and just a bit of a pinch. I wore the pair of them that night we drove around and drove around, the two of us new and hungry for us. We found a quiet spot to park. The city...

Day 1 – Christina Rosso

Prompt 1 The silky laces weave through the metal eyelet of the corset, their puppeteer pulling them taut. The marionette’s breath hovers in her chest, her heart thudding. She doesn’t meet the puppeteer’s eyes, doesn’t even flirt a glance. Instead, she focuses on her...

Pin It on Pinterest