Congratulations to our March DimeStories Spotlight Writers
hosted by Amy Wallen at Book Catapult!
Listen and Enjoy!
Congrats: Maureen Gevirtz, Josh Baxt, Aimee Truchan, Lawrence Johnson, and Ed Coonce’s Nanniga
Maureen Gevirtz – Model Material
Josh Baxt – A Little Grift – excerpt
Aimee Truchan – Nothing to Lose
Lawrence Johnson – Hawk
NANNIGA (See side bar) – Ed Coonce
Text of NANNIGA
Nanninga (A Mash-Up of the Evening by Ed Coonce)
Turn off the lights, the passenger seat smells like seaweed. He might spit. She dabbed her nose. She wasn’t easy to live with, she was born of gloom. They were not welcome to half a pancake.
Are you my Daddy? How come you’re not in school?
It had something to do with the window on the farm’s shifting accretions. My hand slipped, she shifted her face. Squirrel! Her legs shake. Perhaps we should discuss that chicken souvlaki in the photo booth.
The Acropolis loomed. School’s in session. Poseidon looks like a criminal in biology class. He holds out his cheerful and bouncy arms, those of a merciless gunslinger. He might not be model material. Snowy died in February during her driver’s test. We’re eating at midnight, don’t quote Tolstoy.
At the flower shop, things weren’t always like this. We’re on camera, devoid of matter. We dazzle the intruder’s wedding with a fortune cookie. Accentuate the beauty like a murder scene.
Omagawwwdd! Drunk Dad ate lots of olives. I will never forget Phish, got any weed? Helium’s for kiddie toys when playing babysitter.