He was a beautiful youth, possessed of 100 eyes. But he scorned women, preferring cows.
He consigned his mother to Hell. But then he looked back, as he exited the pit, and perceived that he desired her.
From the box, while her father slept, she released the sun, which burned all the world.
To humanity, he gave the gift of penis standardization. He cut penises that were too long and stretched penises that were too short. After that, all men were the same.
To his sons, he sang haunting lullabies. Then he devoured them.
Rachel Rodman’s fiction has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Grievous Angel, On the Premises, and other places. You can link to more of her published fiction (and equally weird non-fiction) here: rachelrodman.com.
Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.
Matter Press is now offering private flash fiction workshops and critiques of flash fiction collections here.
Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions are now OPEN. The reading period for standard submissions closes June 15, 2021. Topical Thursdays’ submissions are open year-round. Submit here.
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