Gingerbread House Lit Mag


After they crucified death and once again caught her shrieks in the tired bags of skin that hung along the wall, they lifted what was left, and carried it carefully in tiny glass jars to the great parapet that looked to the starless north, and began once again their wordless song, as they dumped the contents of the jars into a leather pouch attached to the back of a huge iridescent bird, which they set to flight at once with a sudden crack of the elder’s ox-hide whip.

Bob Heman

Bob Heman’s prose poems have appeared in numerous periodicals including Sentence, Otoliths, Caliban online, The Prose Poem: an International Journal, Paragraph, and Quick Fiction, as well as in the anthologies An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal (White Pine Press), Before Passing (great weather for MEDIA) and The Other Side of Violet (great weather for MEDIA). Two of his collections are available as free downloads from Quale Press.

Artwork: Alexandra Khitrova, Owl who Gets the Moon Every Night from the River


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