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FFfAW – Boneyard Bustle

 

© Sonya O.
© Sonya O.

Buried beneath a boneyard of battered tombstones lies hordes of insomniacs that clatter through their stretched coracles.  Open eyes and empty mouths remain ingrained to their one-manned vessel while they should be traveling the tributary to hereafter, but inhumane mock mourners fancied Charon’s obol too overpriced to inhume.

I can still hear the hum of hamstrung hopefuls: murmurs of eager souls.  Restlessness resumes even after a formal curtain call if relatives leave residue from roguish relationships unresolved: irresolution to vocalize merciful verbiage in a favorable vein.  Oblivious people speak a hostile vernacular comparable to Narcissus himself, at least until their retributive day.

Speak honestly.

Speak openly.

Few claim to be clairvoyant.


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Friday Ficitoneers – Excusez-moi

© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
© Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

“Your business acumen must be quite splendid,” he spoke with a veracious vernacular that was apropos for such a well-heeled man.

“Quite,” I responded with a nod from my outstretched pinky, holding a glass of Chateau Margaux.

“And, if you would be so kind as to remind me of what it is that you do.”  The prodigious curiosity was unbecoming from a man of his stature.  He looked at me inquisitively, eyebrow raised.

I contentiously raised my eyebrow commendably higher than his, lowered my polite pinky, and said, “Secret.”

He tried, and spectacularly failed at raising his eyebrow as high as mine, and when knowingly defeated, responded, “Excusez-moi.”