Meg Pokrass

Meg Pokrass is the author of Damn Sure Right (2011, Press 53). Her second collection of flash fiction, “Happy Upside Down” will be released in the Fall, 2013. Meg’s stories and poems have appeared in PANK, McSweeney’s, Two Serious Ladies, The Literarian, storySouth, Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, The Rumpus, Yalobusha Review and various anthologies such as ROADSIDE CURIOSITIES: Stories about American Pop Culture (University of Leipzig Press in conjunction with Picador, 2013). Meg’s flash fiction “Nights” was selected by author Dan Chaon for Wigleaf‘s Top 50 online Fictions of 2012. Meg presently serves as an assoc. editor for Frederick Barthelme’s BLIP Magazine.

Work by Meg Pokrass

Meg Pokrass

I get the love of the people who say Yeah to anything and everything

Changes are afloat and my sister is moody. The dog seems tentative and sad. There is no contest now, he gets the love. I get the love of the people who say Yeah to anything and everything. I get the love of the well-wishers and the Girl-scout who sells too many Mystic Mints. This is officially the last night I do any of it. I bend to kiss him and he says, oh once more. This caving home allows me to do what he wants, the walls don’t stop me.     ...

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Meg Pokrass

Trying

The door closed and we were away from your mother. She had gone to the store for butter which meant something worse. As you promised, we sampled rum, the stuff your uncle brewed. Froggy, spicy, dark; you said you liked what I liked… but in a sort of ironed-flat way. So then, I sampled you… you were lying down and I was taste-testing the world. This was confusing, and also not. I was younger than you, younger than this moment, but old enough to enjoy the accordion feel of a curled boy-body unfolding. “This is not it,” you said, “Try ...

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