Simultaneity

Carl, Vonnegut, and the Tralfamadorian zoo

Roman Newell
The Interstitial
Published in
4 min readMay 13, 2024

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Photo by Hennie Stander on Unsplash.

Carl was hurt once. Now he is afraid. I don’t judge it. Carl was hurt once. I understand that. The problem is I have to go after Carl. He plays a game. He meows real loud from the corner of the hallway to get my attention. That is as far as he will go. When I stand to get him he runs under the bed then positions himself close enough to the edge that I can grab him by…

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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.