birds in a barrel's mission is to release creative nonfiction into the wild.

40 Days & 40 Writes is its first project.

Branded

That impish grin,  
it sucked me in, and  
is branded on memory.
 
Nor did it turn
out well; I learned
not to trust his imagery.
 
His eyes gleamed,
but he was mean:  
in his mind a single story.
 
I wound up dead,
yet I survived,
into a future that's very
 
much better than
the one with him
might have been (in theory).
 
No need to see him,
confront him again.
Closure is not my mythology.

Terrorist Teeth

The Drivers Seat