Words Get Mixed Up by Timothy Tarkelly

March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Words Get Mixed Up by Timothy Tarkelly

“Never start a story with dialogue,” the critic said as he swallowed his own tongue and all of the lines it had drawn amongst his friends, his enemies, and along the backs of others.

The lines turned into seams and then ripped open, each one giving passage to an idea that had been said or heard before. They splashed at the bottom of his throat, begging to be said aloud.

“Never start a story with dialogue,” said the critic. “Never start a story at all.”

© 2012 Timothy Tarkelly

Timothy Tarkelly’s short story entitled, “Daughter of The Dead” was recently published in an anthology from Undead Press. He also has fiction featured at Microhorror.com and Dailylove.net.

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