Assholiness, my dears, in the wintry splendour
tunnels of pain
under vertebrae, naturally fugacious.
Soft, big, hard, small, tall, more, short, less, one, far, many, near.
She spoke softly and carried a big stick.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 44 BC – Cicero launches the first of his Philippics (oratorical attacks) on Mark Antony. He will make 14 of them over the following months.

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

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1901 – Vice President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt utters the famous phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” at the Minnesota State Fair.

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