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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
Your Past. Where? When? Was it a dream? If not, an imagining? Use this image as a beginning. Let yourself explore the dark. Let yourself remember a moonless night, a void, a star border that amazed you, calmed you. Follow your willingness and write us what you find. And here is a void from… … more >>>
The Hermit doesn’t sleep at night: in love with the blue of the vacant moon. The cool of the breeze that rustles the trees rustles her too. —Chi An And him. And them. And you. And me. What can you see in the light of the vacant moon? What can you hear? How might you… … more >>>
She dropped her keys on the corpse. They would be proof… …of what? Perhaps you know. Perhaps you know how it is to be locked into a ceaseless circle of one thought, your mind an ouroboros, a creature biting its own tail, injecting toxin with its fangs and swallowing the antidote from its own flesh.… … more >>>
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