The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology Vol. 2 (2016)

The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology Vol. 2 is a Poland-based literary zine. In 2016, the zine released this anthology featuring 50 pieces of flash fiction and poetry from quarterly contests held throughout the year.

My poem The Black Dog and Goat came in 10th place during the Shadow Award contest and was included in this publication. It may be read here:

Streetlights go out along an endless black road
Crunch through leaves, inside the forest you see
The skeleton of a house, much older than bones
Broken glass pops but the woods are silent
The moon is dim but you see a room much darker
A tight bathroom where the wall has fallen out
Blood in the toilet, burnt hair in the sink, and two candles still lit
You follow the song of distant moving planks
The shadows in the corner offer you a mask
They don the black dog, and you the goat
Together you bring a gift fit for a king
The popping and cracking of children roasting

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