Mountaintops

Starting over from prison

Roman Newell
The Interstitial
Published in
4 min readMay 17, 2024

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Photo by Kym MacKinnon on Unsplash.

The door is broken. Off its hinges. I pick it up, light as air, and set it against the wall. Go to my shelf and hover like space station Muir. Another day winds to a close like bumblebees asleep on flowers. Stage lights turn down.

I reach inside my drawer for something to insulate against the summer AC and pull on the stretched-out gray sweatshirt with spatter marks from…

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Roman Newell
The Interstitial

Busy working on my novel, 20XX. I also talk about the writing journey on Substack. romannewell.substack.com.