A Quiet Root

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

“A Man Takes a Fox, a Chicken and a Sack of Grain Across a River in a Small Boat” by Jo Withers

Except I am the chicken, my brother is the fox, and the boat is my mother’s funeral car.

The sack of grain is my brother’s wife who sits between us, clinging to his arm, dabbing dramatically at her non-existent tears.

Read it in Flash Frog

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