Hiddy Ho, everyone! how’s your day/week/month going? I, myself, am beat. been having some rough insomnia lately and I’m pretty close to delirious right now. but, it’s all good. it will pass, like everything does eventually.
if you haven’t been keeping up with me on the social media sites, you might have missed that I released a new short for Kindle this month called SKIN FLOWERS. it’s a creepy, little tale that disturbs even me. maybe you’ll like it, if you’re into that sort of thing. it’s cheap too-just 99 cents. priced to move, I hope. it was available very briefly many years ago from a now defunct publisher but I think only about 3 people read it then. hopefully it will fair better now. feel free to tell your friends about it too, if they like icky stories about vile people.
also, I thought today I would share a silly piece of fiction I wrote a longish time ago. just a little piece of weird flash. I sometimes write flash fiction before I work on my “serious” (ha!) fiction for the day. I use it as kind of a warm-up, to shake the cobwebs off. they are seldom any good and this one is no different. a smarter writer than I probably wouldn’t allow it to see the light of day, but what the hell. like I said, I’m a tad delirious right now.
so, without further ado, here is the very short, very ridiculous:
SMASHED GUITAR MEDLEY
I’m going to drop this electric guitar off the top of the Space Needle.
Then I’ll wrap the strings around my teeth, giving myself a shiny steel smile.
Then I’ll punch the tuning pegs into my eyebrows, three through each.
Then I’ll weave splinters of wood into my hair and pierce my scalp with them until blood drips off my nose.
Then I’ll swallow the electronics and cord, plug myself into an amp and scream “Half woman/half guitar!” at passersby until I become the most famous attraction in Seattle.
I’ll be on postcards and you’ll be able to say you knew me when.
and that’s it for me. hope your day is swell.