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Ricky Garni was born and raised in Miami and Maine. He works as a graphic designer by day, and writes music by night. His work is widely available in print, on the Web and in a number of anthologies, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize on six occasions.
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Ricky Garni and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The lady next door is grilling onions.
so long ago. They were so good.
Scott Ferry is a RN inhabiting the suburb of Seattle called Renton. He pretends to live, to do laundry, to listen to the fire from his daughter’s fingers. He is a good husband and knows how to stick needles in people for money, or for unsavory favors.
The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Scott Ferry and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Oh whatever, Nevermind
Didn’t think much of it. My daughter half-watching
The next day my daughter and I were in the hot tub.
“Umm, ok.” I consulted my can of IPA for a response. She continued
“Daddy, I’m going to catch a fish with my penis!”
Cough, cough. “What? Where did you hear that?”
“Oh Dad, I know about that.”
“What? Did you hear that at school?”
“Yeah, I think so.”
Then she asked for help with her goggles
I thought, my God,