A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“That Time You Punched a Magpie” by Jane O’Sullivan

Instinct. That’s all it was. But this time, your knuckles hit feather.

“FUCKEN BWARK,” yelled the magpie, as it tumbled loose from the sky. “FUCKEN WHAT!

Read it in Passages North

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