The Golden Thread Part Two

Jul 13th, 2018 by thegooddoctor in 100 Words

“What is that? I can’t see. Some sweet jungle flower. Are we getting close?”

“No, it is poetry, a copycat fragrance to lure butterflies. It is carnivorous. Stay back—”

“Those are my words on the vines! God, those electric blue letters! Let’s read—”

“Don’t—”

“Why? ‘Once upon a time I died. I crucified myself on a ladder made from the bones of birds, hollow, not yet cleaned by cannibals or the sun, yet flightworthy by nature.’ I wrote that.”

“The vines will strangle you, make you blind, make you forget why you are here. And then you drop the thread.”

From Guest Contributor Brook Bhagat

Brook’s poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and humor have appeared in Empty Mirror Magazine, Little India, Dămfīno, Nowhere Poetry, Rat’s Ass Review, Peacock Journal, A Story in 100 Words, Anthem: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, and other journals and anthologies, and are forthcoming in MoonPark Review and Almagre. She has completed a full-length poetry manuscript, is writing a novel, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Planet Journal. She holds an MFA from Lindenwood University and teaches creative writing at a community college. More at brook-bhagat.com

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