Sunday, March 21, 2010
Everyday Genius, March 22-26--oh wow
so there will be a lot of new things out this week, but EG will be on fire every day:
They teeter. They totter. They fall, knees pressed together, into crumpled heaps.
—from Roxane Gay’s “Boys in Drag”
He looks about to cry. His shoe comes at my face before I can close my eyes.
—from David Erlewine’s “Buried”
They told her that she was an orphan, a feral child. To repay her rescuers, she became a prisoner of science.
—from G. Walker’s “An Experiment”
Under the dog’s old quilt they listened to the voices inside the butter-light windows, Aunt Louie’s laugh rising over the murmur, an unidentified man cough.
—from Jen Michalski’s “The Turn of Things”
My old buddy Asidri burned to death on a lava cavern tour and was chewed on by a goblin. Post-mortem.
—from Erin Fitzgerald’s “At Grayfield Keep”