Author Archives: Catastrophe Jones

A Story About Fishes

One day, Tiri went down to the pond alone. She took the bag of crusts her brother always got to carry (fat sister fingers can’t throw the bread far enough, ha-ha) and she was gone faster than anyone realized. Pa … Continue reading

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Belief

Believe me when I say I am more than this flesh more than this voice more mutable more movable than any other feast you have known any other dish you have sampled, have consumed. Believe me when I say I … Continue reading

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(Prompted) One Touch

The first time it happened, she was seven, small, frightened of the twelve-year old who’d seemed like a God as he advanced on the smaller, younger kids who’d been occupying the swing set. Khasi was kind, gentle; he would have … Continue reading

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It Takes

It takes a lot of time to figure out precisely where you want to be when you have to start at something more like the beginning which is to figure out precisely where you are to start. No tags for … Continue reading

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This is Just to Say

I condemn and disavow the violence in Charlottesville where a woman was murdered in the street and Nazis are unapologetic. Forgive me I am so nauseated to learn what we are. I hear the words of those who spread hate, … Continue reading

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