"I was the only one who made it out.”
“Why didn’t he kill me too?”
“Try to sleep. You’re safe here.”
She closed her eyes.
I wanted to rip out her past and set her free.
“I was the only one who made it out.”
'Courting the past', 'Dear John' and 'Selena's dance' are flash fiction pieces.
They were published on in 2018 on the thought-provoking and long-running, edited by Tim Sevenhuysen.
Courting the Past
The man's hair is grey and his face worn with much thought.
With gravity and authority, he announces the only possible verdict. The other man looks back at him in fear.
The next day, one of the orderlies takes away the retired judge’s mirror and the doctor ups his meds.
I miss reading your gothic paranormal dinosaur erotica poetry.
I miss you playing B-side heavy metal on low volume whilst veganising carnivorous recipes.
I miss picking up a full jar of pickles and standing stupidly with only the lid in my hand.
I missed the meaning of your goodbye note.
A memory, as if only yesterday.
This young woman is a metaphor for freedom
her strong hands guiding the yacht
she flies over the crests of the ocean
braces against fierce, frigid salt blasts
that strike her windburnt face
over and over
flicking her blond locks into a wild dance
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