Are You Planning to Take Part in the Dark?

03/05/17

Instead of smiling, she placed her fingers in his mouth.
Instead of removing her skirt, she cupped her hand and lowered it, stepping
forward.
Instead of keeping a safe distance, they wore hats. They ate licorice. They chaffed.
Instead of a dead person, a large cow, which is so much bigger.
One fly.
I can see the danger in it. I can see the fear.
Slick with violence like a sweaty young boy.
A coffee cup engulfed in her swollen hands.
Well, then, could we enter?
As if the room had swallowed a cloud.


Fiction. Modern Abstract Fables.

(First edition, hardcover with dustjacket, 524 pages, $36.50 USD.)



Tunneling to the Moon: A Psychological Gardener’s Book of Days draws from fairy tales, a condescending of a 1938 Social Studies reader for 6th grade, an 1890 handbook on marital compatibility, numerous annoying educational advancement studies, the myths and legends of third-world countries and minority peoples, pulp fiction, a history of carnival side shows, folktales, frequent conversations with Crows, Owls and a wide variety of underground inhabitants, insects and the people who collect them, Joseph Cornell, Günter Eich, Russell Edson, the French Surrealist poets, the Quay Brothers, letterpress printing, and the author’s inability to channel his imagination linearly.

Begin from the beginning, catch up, read daily. Just refer to the Burrow Guide.