Flash Fictions

Just Right Before Unknown

This place is forbidden. The fields are laced with simple juices,

known within or without. Trees crack fifth and fourth from directions the

wind can’t fear. I’m digging where the trees have fallen. It’s been said,

in thick, barbarous tones, that the rocks in this place are hollow. Once

broken open they leap, not fast but high, into the branches with a slightly

melodious hissing sound. And when this sound stops the light that is left

from the sun twists and bends to form questions or answers depending on the

pressure. The only problem, making all other problems unimportant, is

treachery loves the trees. Leaves from their branches fall into the vowels

of each question and consonant of each answer. It’s not that the leaves can

read, but just that the sun can’t spell.

Head On: “Either The End or The Beginning”


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