Ray Scanlon | No Contest
There's a perverse thrill in alternately whiffing scorched bone and the crayon scent of articulating paper: on one hand, slaughterhouse, on the other hand, comforting flashback to childhood. Add volatile solvents and adhesives; add easy workmanlike shop talk of #557 burrs. The dermatologist offers only a cauterizer's audible electric zap and nostril-tweaking charred flesh. For good times my dentist wins hands down.
xxxii | SF&D
Published on Aug 19, 2012
The August issue of Short, Fast, and Deadly features a theme section with epistolary poems and prose and six new works by Parker Tettleton.