And When I Sleep, Luella. [iii]

When I Sleep (postcard 2/3) 2013

Engine hum. Shudder. Someone got off, someone on. A starling of a woman, perched further down the bus, leapt from her seat with a gasp, like she'd awoke late in a grave. She gaped and gawped bleak window glass. Took what she could. Letitia counted off the clipped heads as the  woman flapped down the … Continue reading And When I Sleep, Luella. [iii]

paperback rabbits.

he set a tarpaulin beneath two shadowed trees and spread his proceeds all around. he sat in the sand & handed out sheaves & read out the names of the things he had found.   he promised attainment, elopement & seed, proffered score journals to prove he was sound. pulled paperback rabbits from warrens of … Continue reading paperback rabbits.

And When I Sleep, Luella. [ii]

When I Sleep (postcard 2/3) 2013

Later, beyond recognition of beginnings; of the certain unravelling on the long, unwinding road, nothing happened heading east. She read the back of the seat. She watched rain running down glass. The countryside slid. Wiped her nose on her sleeve. Began the slow-drip. The wake-up call. A place called Brockwell, a boy of tin got … Continue reading And When I Sleep, Luella. [ii]