ants, cops, cows, flash fiction, Howie Good, reflection, short stories, worry
by Howie Good
Do cows get excited? Their knees don’t look like they can handle all the jumping. Why am I so worried? We run things in the forest while the wolf is not around. To hell with it all, let’s pray that it lasts. My goal, obviously, is to sing again, dance again, draw new cartoons. The cricket sings about how to properly touch a girl so you don’t creep her out. People also ask: Do ants eat each other? Do ants make a sound? I didn’t believe my friend when they first told me. On Berlin Street, a vehicle hit a deer. Someone was verbally harassing children on Barre Street. And no cops for miles.
Howie Good is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize. His latest book is A Ghost Sings, a Door Opens from Another New Calligraphy. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.