I see a freight train of success coming towards me and I am going to let it hit me, Richard said. And he did; but what did he do after it hit him? Nothing, because the freight train was going 80 mph and steadfast and Richard was at the center of the tracks and unyielding to social conventions. Upon completion of this act both the train and Richard had successfully accomplished doing what they were designed to do and they shook hands briefly in a gesture of mutual appreciation that went unnoticed by a number of passers-by and witnesses to the event proper.

Ricky Garni is a writer and machinist born in Florida and living in North Carolina. His most recent publications can be found in BOAAT, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, Yellow Chair Review and Section 8 Magazine. His latest works are Pinky Embrace, via 101 secret wing dings, and a bonbon collection of six poems by Bitterzoet Magazine, to be released in the sultry heat of late summer, 2015.

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