Three Essays on Entropy


Mountains take what falls on them and make it look like they planned it that way.


The botanist wonders if her son will follow in her footsteps. Then she glances out her study window and sees the boy knocking daylily blooms off with a stick.


Gravity owns everything and wants it back. Even tears look for feet to explain the journey.

Daryl Scroggins lives in Marfa, Texas. He is the author of This Is Not the Way We Came In, a collection of flash fiction and a flash novel (Ravenna Press). His poems and fictions have recently appeared in Aji Magazine, Blink-Ink, MacQueen’s Quinterly, MoonPark Review, and Quarterly West, among others.One of his fictions has been included in Best Microfiction 2020.

See more of his work in 10.2 and 10.2 and 8.3 and 8.3 and 8.3 and 7.2 and 7.2 again and 6.2 and 6.2 and 6.2 again and in Special Flash issue 50/50 here and here