KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 1: Fall 2014
Haibun: 130 words


by Pat Tompkins
He is the sort of person who rolls his own cigarettes to save money,
the sort who never goes to the movies. He is the sort of person who
takes a nap every afternoon, a person who does not own shorts.

He is the sort of person who keeps a locket in his pocket; it holds
a photo of his wife’s face forty-three years ago. He is the sort who
treats himself to espresso with a shot of brandy Saturday nights.

He is the sort of person who always has the radio on at home,
who never reads fiction. He is the sort who dries his laundry
on a clothesline. He is the sort of person who enjoys secrets.

the couple lingers
an old waiter waits
for closing time
Pat Tompkins
Issue 1, Fall 2014

An editor in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose haibun and haiku have appeared in A Hundred Gourds, bottle rockets, Thema, and other publications. Her shortest fiction has been published in Nanoism.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Confessions of a Tour Guide, 471-word flash fiction in Mash Stories (30 July 2014)

Ambition, Haibun Today (Volume 8, Number 2, June 2014)

Five “Twisters,” or twitter fiction (25–27 words each) in Nanoism:

#423: 20 January 2012;
#311: 4 May 2011;
#298: 1 April 2011;
#185: 5 July 2010; and
#139: 19 March 2010

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