Emily Greenberg is a writer, artist, and book editor based in Brooklyn, New York. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Potomac, A Bad Penny Review, Matter, The Copperfield Review, and Rainy Day Literary Magazine, and her art has been shown at Smack Mellon, AC Institute, BRIC, Intermedia Arts, St. Mary’s College Museum of Art, and elsewhere.
“Fine, don’t answer me. You just show up with your fancy, omniscient powers and give me these vague orders. George, go an’ fight these terrorists in Afghanistan. George, go end the tyranny in Iraq. George, go bring peace to the Middle East. Like I oughtta know how to do all that without more detailed instructions!"
No one to pull the desecrated Bible from his hands or return the books to the library or confiscate the notebooks where he wrote about the CIA targeting him, the cops drugging him. No one to halt the paranoid letters to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram or the neighbors. No one to block him from entering the Wedgewood Baptist Church in the middle of September wearing jeans and a black jacket.