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Flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body
turning him to dusty ash
and blackened bone
in a photograph
taken
a hand
reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors and textures of his hand and shoulders look like those of the scorched
and rusted metal around him. Fire has destroyed his features
leaving behind a skeletal face
fixed in a final rictus. He stares without.
War of words.
This is dord if there ever was or could be dord.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

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

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1939 – The erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation.

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