Thanks For Giving

My ma sets aside a plate of fat trimmed from the turkey.

I sez, “Look! A mountain of deliciousness!” And the fat thus quivered gelatinously.

My ma sez, “Don’t do it.”

I sez, “Alarck! Where did it all go? The plate is empty quite suddenly!”

My ma sez, “…”

My brother sez, “Charlie… that is so disgusting.”

And the fat thus quivered within me.

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My goddamn heart hurts.

4 thoughts on “Thanks For Giving

  1. hey, every now and again i like to check out your site. your stuff is freaking awesome – inspires me. thanks for keeping it up. do you do actual writing exercises (as you mentioned in one of your postings)? anyway, good stuff, charlie!

  2. hey, every now and again i like to check out your site. your stuff is freaking awesome – inspires me. thanks for keeping it up. do you do actual writing exercises (as you mentioned in one of your postings)? anyway, good stuff, charlie!

  3. hi alison, missed you! are you well? are you in sd? thanks for stopping by!

    generally, i am too lazy to do writing exercises but yez… that post was based on an actual exercise. the exercise is to try to write a couple first sentences, ostensibly for a book, that might draw the reader in with its immediacy. not sure if i succeeded.

    do you still write?

  4. hi alison, missed you! are you well? are you in sd? thanks for stopping by!

    generally, i am too lazy to do writing exercises but yez… that post was based on an actual exercise. the exercise is to try to write a couple first sentences, ostensibly for a book, that might draw the reader in with its immediacy. not sure if i succeeded.

    do you still write?

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