Brevity 34 is up to good things!

12 Jan

Have you looked at Brevity lately? If you haven’t, you should. There are some gems. Jonathan Starke’s The Wound, here’s an excerpt:

Teddy stepped closer. I could hear his heavy, drunken breathing, almost feel it. He had one fist clenched tight to his side like he was itching to hit me. I was soaking wet and shivering in the middle of the night, but I wasn’t looking for warmth.

As if that’s not enticing enough to get you there, how about Carol Guess’ Evelyn?

For weeks I watched Evelyn water her hanging plant, hung too high by the door. Every morning her routine was the same. She placed a stepstool in front of the plant and set one foot on the stool. It wobbled, she wavered. She went back inside. Came out with a pot of water. Threw the water at the plant, streaking the side of her house with wet.

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