1 POEM, 2 FLASH – Andrew J. Stone

Posted: August 20, 2011 in Fiction, Flash, Poetry
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Love Song to a Call Girl

She’s as consistent as the light

always teasing with delight,

she stings like the bee

her love’s a faithless melody.


Thursday, she’s stolid like the woods

Friday, she’s as brittle as the breeze

yet her lips will always stir

like a sickle-ridden tree.


One lover in the morning

another when she’s done–

her vibrant ticking clocks

will never chime noon.


A Special Place 

Pete, my older brother, made me promise that I’d keep it secret.  He told me it’d be our Special Place.  Over the next couple years we slowly moved more of ourselves into the abandoned factory up on Avery Ave.  During those couple years I met someone.  My lips spilled every page to her, past and present.  The only thing I hid from her was our Special Place. Maybe that’s why my brother walked away clean after my murder.


Mom’s Sacred Soup

Mom whisks black-baked soup with titanium talons. Blood blows from her nose into the vat like the last drip drop of water from the stained-steel faucet. A fly perches itself on the side of the bowl and mom’s hammer eyes swat it into the boiling oil. Scents of nightshade trickle out of the vat to singe eyelids. Clinched chains blister my ankles to the table and mom pours her soup into my melting pot. Her talons comb my blond hair as she spoons my liquefied brother into the coiling cave under my nose. 

  1. abichica says:

    wooowww!!! its like you go from a rhythmic twisted love song to a gruesome murder.. love that.. :-D.. i completely did not expect it.. :-)

  2. Andrew J. Stone says:

    Thank you Abichica!

    I really appreciate the feedback.

  3. mel says:

    murder one creepy good

  4. clarence mazza says:

    I like them all.

  5. Mamma Bear says:

    I like A Special Place, it stands out! Nice twist.

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