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Issue 5: October 2020
Prose Poem: 76 words
By Guy Biederman

We Devoured Books

 

Beginning with the covers. Chapter by chapter page by page until we got down to the letters, the small bones of words which we consumed like those cooked sardines we ate in Portugal, heads and all. You said some were smiling. We drank cold beer and digested the honeymoon, knowing that someday sequels would be written, covers torn asunder, pages swallowed, and words picked clean, trying to glean what lay between each line.

Guy Biederman
Issue 5, October 2020

teaches “low fat fiction” and is the author of four collections of short prose: Edible Grace (KYSO Flash Press, 2019), Soundings and Fathoms: Stories (Finishing Line Press, 2018), House Samurai (Iota Press, 2006), and Parts & Labor (Thumbprint Press, 1992). His stories have appeared in dozens of venues including Carve, daCunha, Flashback Fiction, KYSO Flash, Sea Letter, Third Wednesday, and Exposition Review, where he was twice a Flash 405 winner. In 2018, his flash was nominated for the Best of the Net anthology.

Born in the Chihuahua desert near the Mexican border, Guy grew up on a stingray in Ventura, learned to write in the Peace Corps during a civil war in Guatemala, honed his craft pulling weeds and planting flowers as a gardener in San Francisco, and later received his M.A. from San Francisco State, where his teaching career began. He’s been a creative-writing midwife since 1991.

Guy lives on a houseboat with his wife and a salty cat, and walks the planks daily. It’s all true, especially the fiction.

Author’s website: https://www.guybiederman.com/

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

This Day Afloat: Reflections of Life on the Water, Biederman’s blog

 
 
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