March 14, 2012

Chella Courington

Important Facts Remembered from Biology 250

He waited in the field for the Yellow Cab, conversing with men in overalls. He carried a pail of avocados, almost black, and gave one to each. The absence of streets and traffic lights was insignificant. Looking up just in time, he saw a kit of wild city pigeons, the sun brightening their feathers—morphs of rainbow. Rusty-red, white and pied-blue. He watched them stream through the rays and listened for the sound of tires.

[an editor's favorite, 2012]


Chella Courington is the adoptive parent of two avocado trees. Her recent e-book, Talking Did Not Come Easily to Diana, combines prose poetry and flash fiction. Available at Musa Publishing and Amazon.

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