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57. Blockheads is an excerpt from the book 79/79/'79 which is a work of literary fiction made up of 79 original interrelated narratives, each 79 words long, set in 1979. The included graphic is exclusive to Booksie and will not be published in 79/79/'79.

Submitted:Jul 14, 2012    Reads: 9    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

57. Blockheads.
Petal was nervous or didn't want to talk about something.
She sang the funky songs she liked. How many boys
had been introduced to Ian Dury this way?
He didn't wander off, and she didn't leave and
maybe that was something. Or not. More lyrics.
Back home, the lone Ginko tree had turned yellow
and left a magic golden halo around itself.
He stepped reverently, as if into a sepulcher, to slowly
slam his brow against the unyielding trunk.


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