The Lark
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The Lark

Jellyfish

A single bullet

Photo by Max Kleinen on Unsplash

She cocked the hammer.

Fine gray metal so smooth under her thumb. It eased back eagerly, happy to finally be of service. Locked smoothly into place with a barely audible sigh and sang a swift mechanical click into the trigger, which shuddered ever so slightly: I am ready, it sang. Her forefinger found it and curled that tiny embrace that spells death, the black metal cold and solid on her…

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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.