Existential Errands

Nick Masesso, Jr.

Barbara had a high I.Q. and a low-cut dress and both made Lucky flair his nostrils like a three to one favorite thoroughbredat the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby. Every time he saw her he wanted to knock her over and consume her. He hated her as much as he loved her and she felt just about the same. They’d had a real wild romance; a kind of lovers death match, one he knew he couldn’t win. The only way she could find out how high she got him was to watch how far he’d fall when she’d put the knife in and twist it to watch his pain which he tried to hide but couldn’t, so what came out was always anger. Then just when he’d manage to get her out of his head she’d reappear, glide right up to him like some avenging angel and…

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About circusinpurgatory
Nick Masesso Jr’s fictionalized short stories, poetry and prose have been published in the Starry Night Review, Elegant Thorn Review, Language and Culture.net and Vagabond Press; the Battered Suitcase. His latest book “Armor of Innocence” and first book “Walking the Midway in Purgatory, a Journal” are available on-line and through bookstores.

2 Responses to Existential Errands

  1. Paulie O says:

    You rolled up a fatty there, negro!

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    • Thanks Bro.

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