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I am perfect even when I’m breathing hard
It becomes bright and open to our forms underhooked and ice-wet
strobe-light red
color staining ice fields. I believe I’m faking it. How hard it is to make things up. I chewed into wanted. Underhooks want
hid things on cold bodies; It’s up to you
you glacial vein.
Deadstick defined: a stick of dead on a stick.
The gravitas of this thought plunged us into deeper despair.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1942 – Bulgarian poet and Communist leader Nikola Vaptsarov is executed by firing squad.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1983 – Gimli Glider: Air Canada Flight 143 runs out of fuel and makes a deadstick landing at Gimli, Manitoba.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.