TGLR Presents ~ Micro Monday
Micro Monday features brief fiction, cnf, and poetry. It’s like a shot of literary adrenaline to jump start your week.
This Week’s Feature…
The turkey is raw and waiting to be stuffed. The pies are done. The oven isn’t beeping yet, or maybe it is, but you can’t hear it, and you smell the browning crust taking over the pumpkin’s spices. You used to make them by hand, back when you had time or when you thought you had time. Your priorities were different then, and you only had two daughters. Mothers now, sitting ear to ear, talking as sisters do, only to each other…Keep reading
We chased them in circles, kicking up clouds of dust – big, cumulus columns of fine red dirt – until, giggling and screaming, we were outside of ourselves, wound up into something like madness, at which point Gran would bang open the screen door and yell at us to cut it out and leave them…read
I’d never spoken to Ronita before we covered synesthesia in English class. To start with her name was weird, and she was weird. She always had chewed off nail varnish and how is that possible? There has to be a day when it’s perfect, surely?
I knew, from the moment Miss Perkins defined synaesthesia, which…read
14.45 My meteorite feet sink deeper in the ground with each conquered breath. It’s 14.45 when plaster starts cracking, vaulting the premature dusk. Some ancient soothsayer must have talked about this. A thunder of void runs atop fields that fear has dried out. No one leaves in a hurry; time is asleep, yet the city’s…read
Strapless dress—died in a hungover heap on a humid July morning in 2010. After I peeled it from my own wet carcass, let it dead bouquet wilt at the bottom of my trash can with the eggshells and coffee grounds, receipt after receipt for antibacterial soap. I did not wear the dress, the dress wore…read
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Issue #10 Cover Art: Scarred Beauty by Gerburg Garmann