Jabberwocky 17

On the Last Day Comes the Indefinable
Deborah Walker

How We Spent the End of the World
Radu Romaniuc

For those wondering where their bodies have gone...
Kaolin Fire

There’s No Place Like No Place
Jeff Samson


On the Last Day Comes the Indefinable

Deborah Walker
(England)

On the last day, when the red, dying sun
bounces long light on the lapping ocean,
we come.


How We Spent the End of the World

Radu Romaniuc
(Romania)

The téléphérique moved so silently that I found myself drowsing despite the biting cold. I kept thinking that maybe we weren’t moving forward at all and the gentle rocking of the cab was a result of wind rather than cable action. The thought didn’t feel alarming enough to make me open my eyes.

My wife said, ‘Look,’ and now I opened them.


For those wondering where their bodies have gone...

Kaolin Fire
(USA)

For those wondering where their bodies have gone...the sun,

and life, anything but this dark, cold ruckus: what do
you remember?


There's No Place Like No Place

Jeff Samson
(USA)

He was a small, quiet boy sitting at the edge of the playground, watching the other children through the comfort of the chain-link fence between, watching them laughing and playing on the monkey bars and carousels.