Each swig of breath
each and every other other gurgle
a hunted deer across a shallow.
When you shoot your way to the top, your break will be on the lonely riot slide down.
Had we all just been playing at grown-up all this time, he wondered.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.

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

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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