A Quiet Root

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

“Three Acts of Self-Actualization” by Lisa Muschinski

I was no Susan Backline, no Toni Collette, no murder victim, no girl screaming. But I couldn’t back out—not halfway through a breath, palms clamped around my jaw. So, I went through with it, with the moan, the sigh, the wail, until it tapered to a cough.

Read it in SmokeLong Quarterly

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