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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2020



Once Every Four Years


by John Short


 


 He said that a woman without lingerie is like chips

without mayonnaise and she said: do you intend to

consume me and he said: yes I intend to consume

you but let’s have a drink first then she opened her

legs and said: isn’t that the best you’ve ever seen

and he said: it’s the best I’ve ever seen and she said:

so you’ve seen others, then she threw a brick at the

mirror, he said: steady on there, you’re crazy. She

tried to brain him with a hammer she kept in the

drawer of the bedside table but he managed to escape.

She almost collapsed on the balcony, hanging over the

railings, breathless. The sun had set behind some tall

buildings near the sea. A fat guy on the opposite roof

was fixing a flag to a pole and down in the street the

pavements were blinded by football.


 


 


 


John Short spent a long time in southern Europe doing a variety of jobs and now lives and writes in Liverpool. His poems and stories have appeared in many magazines in Spain, France, the UK, Ireland and the USA, such as Barcelona Ink, The French Literary Review, Prole, The Blue Nib, and Rat’s Ass Review. When not writing he enjoys cycling, real ale and Greek music. 






Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2020