Some killer writing from around the internet that I wish I wrote.
By David Cotrone (Writer)
1. The Mill Pond by xtx.
Excerpt: I feel like a stripe. I am a stripe. A big bulging stripe painted down the middle of a highway by a drunk highway stripe painting guy—probably my dad.
Note: You should nominate this story for this spiffy award. Pretty please.
2. The Haunt of Santa Fe by Ashley Bethard.
Excerpt: She kept her motel room empty. No point in making it comfortable. There were no signs of life except for all her mistakes on display in the garbage can.
Note: I can dig it.
3. Write Like A Motherfucker by Sugar (of The Rumpus).
Excerpt: [So write.] Not like a girl. Not like a boy. Write like a motherfucker.
Note: Girrrrl. Finally some advice that makes sense.
4. Device by Amelia Gray.
Excerpt: The inventor tapped the panel. “Will we be happy?” he asked. He could hear the whirring material. “Device, will we be happy?”
Note: Amelia. Gray.
5. Five from I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying by Matthew Salesses.
Excerpt: In the game, the rain could wash away the dead from their graves. I had seen this secret the day before and meant to keep it from the boy. But I could see now he already knew about the rain.
Note: Ummm. Woah.
DAVID COTRONE is from Plymouth, MA. His writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Thought Catalog, Paper Darts, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He's the Editor of Used Furniture Review, a literary magazine, and the Moderator of Clamp, a space for thought. www.davidcotrone.com