Getting Out More

He said Do you want to go for a walk? and I said Where? and he said You don’t really have to pick a place to go when you take a walk. I said But we could walk right here round and round the kitchen table, and he said I meant go out, down the road—maybe go until we see the lake halfway up the tree trunks, and I said Well let’s talk about it first, and he said We just did, so do you want to go or not? and I said Well no—not if you’re going to be that way about it.

Daryl Scroggins taught creative writing and literature at the University of North Texas, and now lives in Marfa, Texas. His brief prose has appeared recently in Cutbank, New Flash Fiction Review, Eastern Iowa Review, and Blink Ink.

See more of his work in issue 6.2 here and here and in Special Flash issue 50/50 here and here