Mrs. Nutmeg reminds her bird of the house’s very strict rules against swearing. The bird need not be reminded, however, as its feline companion struts by, missing two of his paws. Mrs. Nutmeg believes in the old country ways.
Paul Arrand Rodgers was a contributor to Heavy Feather Review issue 1.1. In addition, his poetry and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Knockout, JMWW, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. Follow Heathcliff Explained on Tumblr, then check out Date with a Wrestler and Fear of a Ghost Planet.