Unsaidquarters – Lone Lagoon (5/23/12)

In a condominium, on the day she heard about the X one, Amelia’s partner died. He lay sprawled back on the mattress. Her partner, she believes, could have been an entertainer if he hadn’t been so brought up by the Mormons. He could have played the Mirage. After the inquest, she will sell the pickup, buy a helicopter and learn to fly it. What she will blink at through the windscreen is pure illusion. Or it is art? A private, basalt airstrip curling into tail of suckling pig. Or is it a dark-pink, briny vein of living shrimp? The water, circus-lemonade in color, will flash out—Ah!—under a gold-tooth solstice sun. And Amelia—rich and leisured and bedazzled—will go down.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s