Issue No. 14, Autumn 2015

Nine Hundred
Jeffrey H. MacLachlan

Call now for your free reading. Don’t be ashamed of ferocious confessions. My name is Ruth. My name is Charles. Talk to live shadows. Extract your parents’ permission before continuing. Tell them I’m your friend Amanda. I’m a vice principal. They don’t understand a kid like you. Visions of your future are now appearing. Your dead dog will reincarnate as a goldfish and flop by the playground at dawn. Amanda will kiss you in orchestra if you smuggle your father’s machete in a viola case. I’ve sent a visitor for you. I hear that he’s happy inside your skull and reads Amanda’s diary. Hang on the line.

Jeffrey H. MacLachlan has recent or forthcoming work in New Ohio Review, Eleven Eleven, Santa Clara Review, among others. He teaches literature at Georgia College & State University. He can be followed on Twitter @jeffmack.