Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Revenge” (Flash Fiction)

I sit behind the wheel of my brand-new car. The engine is running. I put it in gear. A woman on a bicycle rides into view. A child. There’s a child in a seat on the back. They pass without … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Eric Holder Holds Back”

Holder’s holding back. Does backing Holder’s holding back Hold back Holder’s backing? If Holder’s backing holds back Will Holder still back holding? (Based on Richard A. Serrano’s article, “Eric Holder loses some Democrats’ support over Fast and Furious”, The Los … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

“Mafia Mama”

Helicopters and sniffer dogs Pursued “the big female kitten”. Arrested and cuffed Amnesty rebuffed Her life story’s already written. Her husband was shot by the gang She wasted no time in mourning. She stepped in his shoes And organized coups … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peruvian Coke

Shining Path rebels and armed gangs protect Peru’s quality coca crop. Production excels As workers collect From lush fields with nary a stop. A-one coke compels Addicts to select Peruvian goods when  they shop. The greedy cartels Know how to connect … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Message For Rome”

Thou art as responsible for the behavior of thy shepherds As they art for the guidance of thy flocks. Time to recalculate. (Based on “Cardinal’s Aide is Found Guilty in Abuse Case“, by Jon Hurdle, Erik Eckholm, The New York … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Guilty”

Forty-five of forty-eight Sandusky learns his fate. Penn State coach, child abuser. Justice for each accuser. Jail sentence in his future Very long one to be sure. Victims vindicated now As best their pasts will allow. Peace. (Suggested by “Sandusky … Continue reading

Posted in Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Shackles”

Orange bands chained to your ankles Purple and gray shoe. The association rankles. Bondage. Not for you. Step away. (Based on Austin Considine’s “When Sneakers and Race Collide“, New York Times, June 20, 2012.)

Posted in Flash Fiction, Poetry, Short Fiction | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments