shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Keith Nunes (Aotearoa/New Zealand) was nominated for Best Small Fictions 2019, the Pushcart Prize and has won the Flash Frontier Short Fiction Award. He's had poetry, haiku, short fiction, asemic writing and visuals published around the globe.

Keith Nunes

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Needle Room

My friend says he's carried the voice from the womb
Like an irritating dog at a child's ear
Verbals in a bottle on a beach
Telling him
In a determined tone
To bring it all crashing down
To demolish what it's in his path

This is what he told me with a needle hanging from his arm
As limp as his long hair
Me and him
Prism eyes
Stalking this hooded room
Unable to find the door