Congrats to HOWIE GOOD. His piece, TINY FUGUE FOR TOMORROWLAND, which will be included in his forthcoming chapbook, TOMORROWLAND, from our chapbook series, was recently nominated for a PUSHCART.
excerpt from TINY FUGUE:
THE PARABLE OF SUNLIGHT
It’s a rare sunny day, but the streets are strangely empty, as if arrests are about to be made, or already have been. Head down, heart revving, I start across the square. The fountain is dry, stained with dead leaves. An old man, with the drab, diligent face of a lifelong student of numbers, scatters bread crumbs for the pigeons. I pretend not to notice – it’s safer – and in seconds, reach the far side, where bodies in the early stages of decay hang like gray rags from the trees. I glance back at the old man. He’s watching me, and I wonder why and whether tomorrow is supposed to be just as nice as today.
Check it out in its entirety HERE
and if you like what you read, please order the chapbook HERE.