Survival of the Fittest

Long ago, in another lifetime, I lived in Milton Keynes, England, on a government housing estate called Coffee Hall. Long ago, in another lifetime, I was knocked down by a car, in Portadown, with a poke in my hand. Long ago, in another lifetime, with my childhood friend Tina Adams, playing a game of stepping stones in my room with the toys, the big sea before us. Long ago, in another lifetime, in Milton Keynes, Coffee Hall estate, in the 1980s, playing Ivanhoe with the maiden and picking buckets of blackberries. Long ago in another lifetime playing frogger, playing chivalry, playing alone on a desert island.

Here is the microfiction, from my novel Never Mind the Beasts, a mix of microfictions and prose poems, part autofiction, forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in May 2020. It is called “Survival of the Fittest.”

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