“Sex in Siberia” by Meg Pokrass

My imaginary man lives in Siberia.’ They touch down on each other like helicopters. She moves her mouth around him, offers a warming hut, a place to explode.

‘Southern California boasts mild, featureless people’. The botoxed Weather Channel’s talking heads ramble about snowstorms in New York State. She counts the fake blonds in two dollar Santa Claus hats.

She wants a Siberian life, a Siberian husband, whose hair changed from brown to light. Her dog seems worried, she takes him for long walks, sweat trickling down her back. As the dog pants, she promises him that someday, they’ll skate alongside a large man who loves Labs.

During December, she imagines sex in Siberia, balling up socks to rub herself where he would go. He is teaching her how to taste snow.

About the Author

Meg Pokrass — is the author of four flash fiction collections and one award winning book of prose poetry. Her books include Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011) My Very End of the Universe, Five Mini-Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form (Rose Metal Press, 2014) Bird Envy (2014) and forthcoming are: Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Book Award winner, 2016)) and The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down (Etruscan Press, 2016). Meg’s stories have appeared and are forthcoming in over 220 literary magazines including Five Points, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Gigantic, Wigleaf, Green Mountains Review, The Rumpus, storySouth, and international anthologies, including the forthcoming Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton, 2015). Pokrass has been showcased as “Digital Author to Watch” by Galleycat/Media Bistro, and is considered an innovator in the use of Facebook,Twitter, and other social media platforms. Meg founded New Flash Fiction Review Magazine and is an editor for Frederick Barthelme’s New World Writing. Meg teaches for Cutthroat Online Writing Mentorship Program. Meg Pokrass lives in both San Francisco and the north of England.


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