A Quiet Root

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

“Timeline II (Self Check-Out)” by Mary Kate Nyland

One item has been removed from the
bagging area and all at once she is needed. It
calls for her and she rushes to its side, tapping
and soothing the machine, explaining away its temper.

Read it in Beaver Magazine

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