In three surrounding flower-lined galleries
truth became something living
to take the air in this immense capital
neither egg laying
nor alien
walks covered in linen
beds alone
but the flower.
Frozen flowers freak me out.
I heard that Annie’s dog, Piko, died mid-bark.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1637 – Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) as sellers could no longer find buyers for their bulb contracts.

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

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1947 – The lowest temperature in North America, −63.9 °C (−83.0 °F), is recorded in Snag, Yukon.

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