Tuesday, 25 May 2010

SHOT NO 37, by Anthony Sides

Bus station toilet mirrors taps graffiti sinks all is one. White concrete yellow smog smelling like burned. Parking lot. Her eyes pink. I'm not sure who I am. Treat her badly. Bored stoned force. Jeans knees. Lace feels lively. Exhaustion. Is this all we are chemicals? Everybody sleep all day on a sleep today. Glare. Stucco walls patio tiles silver shoes. Blue swimming-pool jigsaw scribble. Pink piss. Fucked leather. Digital spreads. She talks about all she talks about every night she talks about all. Tired gone so bad. Tamarisks. Hills. Blue pills my palm. Watching. Champagne bottle. Terracotta roof tiles blue sky wires blue sky blue sky traffic copter yellow horizon.

Monday, 24 May 2010

SHOT NO 36: A PLEASING FACE, by Anthony Sides

Much is redacted. Extremely secret, duct-taped shut, locked shut, restricted access - blank, stiff, clean: resolutely pleasant. He can't suppress it all. Smile, sneak, flipping the pages, and his teeth clench. That pain in his stomach. It's fine. A Filipina girl crying, Technicolor gloss, smeared pink grimace. Weekend in the dark with the repression sick and jealous, slip, slap, heartburn blurp: the opposite of control.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

SHOT NO 35, by Anthony Sides

Musk perfume, a handkerchief and jeans. Flower-coloured summer, and white lipstick kisses. Rainbows and good thoughts. I dream I love you when you yawn. I wake up, my life watching. You sleep.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

SHOT NO 34, by Anthony Sides

Famous women. Scornful, silly voices. How did I get like this? I want to sleep all night. I'll kiss your morning and we'll have coffee and danish and jokes. Please like me.

The 6 S Review Issue 3

Saturday, 1 May 2010

My story in a book in the US

You can read my short short story Lady of Leisure (about 75 words) in this new collection from the US. You'll enjoy the book if you like fast fiction, and you can follow a link from http://www.sixsentences.blogspot.com/

"Think you know fast fiction? Think again."

6S, Volume 3
Edited by Lydia Davis
List Price: $27.95

Lydia Davis has published numerous collections of short stories and essays. She lives in New York State.

Third time's a charm! The international authors of "Six Sentences" are back, and this time, no subject matter is taboo, and everything - and everyone - is fair game.

The collection features all-new work from some of the finest practitioners of the 6S genre, including Diane Brady, Brian Steel, Joseph Grant, Adam J. Whitlatch, Kim Tairi, Jeanette Cheezum, Kevin Michaels, Emily McPhillips, Rod Drake, Juliana Perry, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Richard M. Johnson, Crorey Lawton, Madam Z, and the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York, Hal Sirowitz.

Publication Date:
Apr 28 2010
1452840067 / 9781452840062
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Short Stories