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An Excerpt from Joe Milazzo’s Crepuscule With Nellie

Nellie is checking her larder.  In Nellie’s larder are procurements both spotted and looked over.  In the larder are comestibles not so long ago rich, now canned in essences derived from their own latent astringency: beef and barley soup; evaporated milk; peeled tomatoes otherwise left whole.  Twinned textures: burnt cheddar and the threadbare former napkin on which it is crusted.  A box of Cream of Wheat, steaming only in illustration.  Here is mildew from unburied corners bristling against Nellie’s untrimmed and upturned toes. Read more here at: DREGINALD  And come meet Joe and hear more at Litfest 2015

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2 comments on “An Excerpt from Joe Milazzo’s Crepuscule With Nellie

  1. Lou
    February 24, 2015

    shouldnt that be a “crepuscule”?

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    • David Haynes
      February 25, 2015

      Thanks for the edit! I copied and pasted that right off the on-line mag that published the excerpt. I thought it looked funny.

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