Sinking down a country road, swarthiness blends into soft soils on sunny days a kaleidoscope of flame and golden leaves shimmers and sings against pale skies a wall of pines rises swarthiness tucked in needle blankets but even here, thunder rumbles and every time it rumbles lightning flickers it draws closer swarthiness sinks a little more into soils drenched by rain illuminated by lightning long, white, jagged arms digging a grave
Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA program in fiction. His stories, “Soon” and “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” have been nominated for Pushcarts. He has also had work nominated for The Best of the Net and The Best Small Fiction. A native of Idaho, Yash’s work is forthcoming or has been published in The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.