Gary is thin on the phone – his girlfriend has done the dirty with another man. Their relationship is a ballet of misunderstanding and psychological harm. He bleeds out his frustration like an overblown clarinet and wonders if these mind games are premeditated. The potatoes are boiling over on the stove, hissing anger onto the ring as he disconnects and goes to collect her from work.
- Benjamin F Jones
Posted in Snapshots, WIP
Tagged anger, anger management, archive 2000, Benjamin F Jones, character development, character profile, character sketch, character snapshot, Creative writing, done the dirty, food, graphite bunny, mental health, mind games, modern life, prose poetry, psychological harm, relationships, snapshot, telephone bunny
The trees were arranged as shown in the diagram. The ambient air temperature was measured at 23°C. The sun was chosen as a light source and connected to a power supply. The resultant beam skimmed over the wetlands like a blade. Curled shavings of chatter were observed. The light source was then split between trees the colour of autumn. Objective readings showed light arrived in discrete packets – choosing a slit between the trunks then settling on a destination dependent upon observation. Refracted light on the still surface of the canal tunnelled between lily-pads. A family picking blackberries were told, ‘We are lost like a marble in a bedroom’. Their laughter was measurable and caused discrepancies in results – they had a mass of three humans including bowls and light scattered off their lips as they talked about roasted beach nuts. Measurements were taken at ten second intervals until we reached a point where the lock gates were rotted away. Water flowed over obstacles that were no longer there. Iron cogs were detected – partially obscured by mud. The reflections of ducks were found to be clearer than the objects.
- Benjamin F Jones
Posted in Flash, Prose Poetry
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