Tobey Hiller writes fiction, flash and poetry. She’s widely published in journals and anthologies. She’s the author of one novel and 3 collections of poetry; her next book of poetry, Crow Mind (Finishing Line Press), will appear this summer. Her stories and poems have appeared in a variety of journals, and three of her stories (The Seventh Blue, Splinter, and Blue, Wide and Very Cold) have been short-listed for prizes. She recommends, to keep breathing, Rainforest Action Network.
sympathize with horses, who unrolled the plains. grass grew wide
in their tracks. yes, it’s on odd world, Dan, beyond our reasons.
might as well count violets, weigh wind, chart the angle of an eagle’s glance,
ask which nuclear bomb the US used to blow holes near the Colorado River.
It was a dark and stormy noon. Lightning struck the front door. It flamed and crumbled to ash. In he walked. He towered, he stuck out his lower lip, he reached out a surprisingly small hand with gilt fingertips. His blond pompadour obscured his eyes.