Audio Recording of Any Old Apocalypse (Issue # 4)
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke recently did a reading of her story, “Any Old Apocalypse,” which we published in Issue 4 and was kind enough to share it with us. Click here to go to her website where you can hear the recording (among other offerings from Chelsea).
You are the clog in the pipe in the ceiling. This explains the leak from the pipe in the space between the floor above the ceiling above the bathtub. The pipe, soft and corroded, bubbles the ceiling and gathers in the basin for bathing. Maintenance doesn’t have the snake they need to clear the clog. When the boxed in claw foot can no longer contain the leak and it puddles in the indents of one hundred years of footsteps, shuffles, knees and backs pressed into the wood warped floor, no one minds. It means the clog is still in the pipe demanding overflow, off-site retainers, and buckets and buckets for catching all the leaking resulting from that space filled . . .