Black Dashboard Horse

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June 20, 2021 by The Citron Review

by Rosie Garland and Meg Pokrass

 

There was his black dashboard horse, head nodding as the engine skidded. The blood that dripped off the steering wheel, body a red blur on the tarmac. I didn’t say who I was, my head nodding. Red blur, I repeated, seeing the movie, feeling it tilt me. Windscreen wipers swished like eyelids, the steel body of his deadly beast breathing against the barrier. Nobody said but I knew I should never have given him a black plastic horse. And this is where the movie of us stops. Someone’s long nose is down, wheels tilted skywards to heaven. My heart unticking.

 

Rosie Garland, named by Val McDermid one of the UK’s most compelling LGBT writers, is the author of The Night Brother, described by The Times as “A delight… with shades of Angela Carter.”

Meg Pokrass is the author of 8 collections of flash and microfiction and two time recipient of San Francisco’s Blue Light Book Award. Meg serves as the Founding Co-Editor of Best Microfiction. Rosie and Meg have been collaborating on hybrid prose.

 

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