Writer in Residence By Eldon (Craig) Reishus

February 15, 2016 Comments Off on Writer in Residence By Eldon (Craig) Reishus

The black foam of his aluminum briefcase houses darts and a Sergey blowgun. Room for Rent, neatly folded, the sign in his coat pocket. He suggests a marriage contract where he winds up with everything, and _ _ _ _ , as if she’s under hypnosis on the old Jack Paar show, stamps her right foot twice, Yes. He loves lovely; he loves innocuous; he loves enrapturing lacy, evolving presences like spinning dishes on bamboo poles. His feeling is that a writer should be a woman of no words. Be read and not heard. In his trombone case — alligator — he carries an orange scuba gun, blue plastic fins, and a pair of screw-together three-prong harpoons. He suggests Colombia for their honeymoon. Two stamps.

Later, pulled from the Orinoco, the harrowing screams coming from him he recognizes as not coming from himself at all.

© 2015 Eldon (Craig) Reishus

Eldon (Craig) Reishus lives beneath the Alps outside Munich (Landkreis Bad Tölz – Wolfratshausen). He’s an old school Exquisite Corpse contributor with recent work featured or forthcoming at such venues as Am Erker, Fiction Fix, Sein und Werden, Literary Bohemian, Fiction Southeast, and New World Writing. A German-English translator and an all-around web and print media pro, he originates from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Come visit: http://www.reishus.de

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