21 Feb

I’m a sucker for sweettight sentences and guns. It’s all from my childhood of reading bad books (TURNING IT AROUND WITH SOME COOL WORDS) and going to gun shows instead of Little League practice. David Peak pulls out my twisted, yearning-for-lit-help inner child with his story over at Wigleaf called “King of the Rats.”

Check out these awesome sentences from after the speaker shoots a cow with Luke’s dad’s gun:

I heard Luke’s voice ringing like from a distance—couldn’t unwind the churn of his words—and only then realized that we were back in his car and driving. My hands were the bloodiest they’d been since birth.

That night, I wrote in a chat room online: “It’s something I know I’m capable of now.”

5 Responses to “DAVID PEAK LIKE BOOM”

  1. peter February 21, 2011 at 2:41 am #


  2. ce. February 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    “My hands were the bloodiest they’d been since birth.”

    Holy shit.

  3. davidpeak March 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    thank you kindly

    • Tyler March 2, 2011 at 12:01 am #

      of course. i’m still thinking about this piece. it won’t go away. that’s fine with me.


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