Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 09/29/21

Alive With No Regrets

When my family departed here earlier this evening my brother’s wife remarked in passing, “I’m so glad you’re not dead.”

I could only reply, “Me too. It does free up the senses, doesn’t it?”

She looked at me and smiled and then they closed the door and it was another day here, just me here alone with my cat. Still not dead yet.

©2021 Will Mayo All rights reserved.

Will Mayo

Will Mayo is the author of Dreams Of MongoliaHoodoo VoodooThe Shells Encasing Our Nothingness, Bone Talking, and other books of the extraordinary. He lives with his six-toed black cat in Frederick, Maryland, said by some to be the most haunted city in the state. Most of his writing is done between the hours of 3 a.m. and sunrise. He enjoys wordplay and strange tales, and hopes you do too.

Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 07/19/21

Solitary Death Notice

Alone!
I cried out.
Priest says, Go online, I’m not a dating site.
Mother says, Go online, I’m not a dating site.
Father says, Go online, I’m not a dating site.
Sister says, Go online, I’m not a dating site.
Brother says, Go online, I’m not a dating site.
Friend says, Go online, I’m not a dating site,
Community shouts, Go online, we’re not a dating site!
OK!
I Went online.
Found a dating site.
Met a killer.
Taste for blood.
Days later stink gave me away.
Pronounced dead in my home.

©2021 P. C. Moraitis All rights reserved.

P. C. Moraitis

P. C. Moraitis is a columnist and poet born in Detroit, Michigan. She has written theater, operatic and symphonic reviews for The Troy-Summerset Gazette, The Monitor, The Northwest Detroiter and The Dearborn Times Herald. After all, life has its share of comedy and drama.

Long before Brad Pitt made it stylish, she has been eating peanut butter on a spoon.