Author: • July 17, 2014 • Flash Fiction

© Justin Henry via flikr.comAnimals speak to shamans. Fruit and fish are plentiful. Arrows bring rain.

These are the rules that governed my grandparents’ lives.

My salary will not cover my expenses.  My girlfriend will not be faithful but will always return to me and I will always forgive her.  There will never be a better band than the Beatles, but my girlfriend will insist that the Rolling Stones rule, and sometimes when she gets drunk she will get vicious about the Beatles and other things, and she may get violent and throw cowbells at me.  She may even throw her mother’s oxygen tank, but after she sleeps it off she will be loving again and ask her mother what’s causing all the dents in her used green and silver tanks.  Her mother will sit reading her worn Bible and won’t answer.

These are the rules that govern my life.

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About the Author

M. Krockmalnik GraboisAuthor: M. Krockmalnik Grabois

Country of residence: United States of America

Nationality: American

Mother tongue: English

M. Krockmalnik Grabois’ poems and fictions have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and has been thrice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for 99 cents from Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition.

Krockmalnik Grabois’ parents had different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. His father was a Russian Moldovan and his mother was a Lithuanian Pole.

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