“I 35” was published in Phoenix Photo & Fiction vol. 1, December, 2014. http://waxpoetryart.com/phoenix/issues/001/johnbiggs.html
“I 35” Opening paragraphs:
“Them red ants are the worst. There’s millions of them, like the Red Army that gobbled up half of Europe back in the war.” Dad pointed his pipe stem at the line of ants marching through my my green plastic soldiers, looking for bits of Lorna Doone cookie I dropped on the World War II battlefield in our living room.
Baby Doll growled at them from a distance. She barked when I pinched a commie ant between my thumb and finger and dropped her on her comrades. They tore the body into thirds and carried them away. Continue reading