Rotten Tongue by Bogdan Dragos

the big purple bird with no eyes and chipped beak didn’t fly It walked like a normal person would. Almost like someone was wearing it as a costume but he knew of course that there was no one wearing the costume It was real and it showed itself to him on too many occasions. Every…

To Become a Man by Bogdan Dragos

the good thing about being young is that you don’t take as much damage from falling ten is a fantastic age for falling and for getting into fights with other kids It usually all ends with a handshake and a tightened friendship Unless adults get in the way. It all goes down when adults get…

Sparkly Ashes by Bogdan Dragos

but hell was just a floor below in the living room There was a blazing fire in the fireplace and there were plenty of screams coming from mother and father They argued again And from upstairs, locked in her dim room, she knew that the gnashing of teeth and the shattering of glass would not…

Something Not Even Jesus Could Forgive by Bogdan Dragos

she hadn’t been his wife because her religious family would never allow their sweet treasure to marry a lowlife like him But she had been his girlfriend because she needed to rebel against her family somehow But very little of that mattered now She was no longer among the living and it was her own…

Just an Illusion by Bogdan Dragos

like it’s been painted a million times, the room seemed smaller narrower suffocating. The window too small, the door too sturdy, ceiling too low and the generator of the illusion stood across from her on the bed He’s been around for a year and six months Result of her first and surely last non-aborted pregnancy…