From The Sleeping Dictionary 2

Abstain: to wear a white shirt to a barbeque.

Aluminum: two people who bought a degree from the same school.

Brandish: a vegetable used to make a point.

Dusk: to unwrap a tamale.

Gallop: to drink straight from a refrigerated jug.

Grump: a camel on a ship.

Kelp: a sick person calling out for sushi.

Malaise: a dry sandwich.

Silicone: a party hat.

Umbra: a woman brushing her hair in the dark.

Vindicate: to kick the coin-stealing vending machine and receive a flurry of snacks.

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 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

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