‘I’m sorry, I’ve got to go to work’

Branches anchor the sky and roots grip the toes of a bench. A figure is stuck to the seat with alcohol but he raises his can like a chalice. His eyes are like a blackbird of twenty summers ago and his dog is a puddle drying in sun that arrives in double-decker squares. A wind, armed with keys of sycamore and brown leaves curled, bites my cheek. He says, ‘We all move in synch, like beautiful colouring.’

– Benjamin  F Jones

About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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7 Responses to ‘I’m sorry, I’ve got to go to work’

  1. I love the way he lifted his drink-can like a chalice. All such colourful images.

    • Thank you. I have had another go at Mycad Knife which you said lacked those images. I will get there. x – also finished your magpies today. Nice work – have oodles of feedback. Far too much and I feel a bit guilty for riding rough shod over your baby.

      • Oh dear, will it ever be ready for submission. My other beta reader has aleady given me a decent amount of work to do re plot inconsistences and character voice, but he was happy with the quality of prose, which has left me with some hope of getting this novel right. Forever the optimist, I’d like to think my final edits will be done by 1st January.

      • Ahh character voice was one of the things I picked up on so it sounds like you have already addressed one of the issues. I will get you a little list – hopefully early next week – and get it back to you.

      • Thank you, dear Bunny 🙂

  2. jonth says:

    Loved this one. What a great conversation starter: in synch like beautiful colouring. If it wasn’t picked up you would know you were talking to the wrong person.

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