HOOT Online, Issue 1, October 2011 – Flash Fiction, Poetry, Memoir
GIVING AN EYETOOTH
by Meagan Wilson
After seeing it done in cartoons I
tied my tooth to the door
and slammed it.
Bleeding onto the carpet not crying
as I should’ve but
watching my #11 bicuspid
swing & click against the wood and
the dog eye it with his ears pricked
I learned something new.
by Meghan Slater
Shopkeepers pulled down their storefront gates and slammed the locks down hard. A
young mother swooped up her tot like a crane and flew inside the apartment complex. It was
coming and everyone could sense it, as the temperature seemed to grow higher and higher. Mr.
and Mrs. McFerney, already with a family of twelve, put up an iron door between them. Soon the
streets would be flooded with men and women attracted to one another like magnets.
If you didn’t want a baby, you shouldn’t be outside anyway.
by Christopher Grosso
like a kitten
Meagan Wilson is from Colorado. She currently lives in Montana with her dog, Wyatt.
Meghan Slater is a young lass who just moved to Philadelphia, where she has yet to eat a cheesesteak, “pull a Rocky,” or lengthen the crack in the Liberty Bell. Her friends call her “Heart.”
Christopher Grosso‘s novel, Mouth to God’s Ear, was released in January, 2011 (Bucks County Publishing). His essays, fiction and poetry appear widely.