SISTER AS OUTLASTING CHARACTER
The character Sister has got that licking baseball bat kind of energy.
Sister a first testament simple rule of good and evil. Sister walks into
the party like pulling cat hairs off of dress pants. Sister says the only
way out is out. 70s-roller-blading-rifle-crosshairs kind of eye shimmer.
You could paint Sister with the memories of a winter field. Sister’s
skin is the kind of soft velvet of a cartoon deer kind of sacrificial.
Sister a masquerade mask slid up onto the forehead, pins you to the
floor. Sister has a doppelgänger sister which is an irony revealed later
in the story. The doppelgänger is not a doppelgänger but a demon
which is revealed later later in the story. Sister cannot move unless
directed by the demon, so she says. Sister strikes you over the head
with a T.V. remote. Every meal Sister eats is an act of charity. Sister
sends a picture of the money clip Marilyn Monroe sent to her
makeup artist who promised to paint her when she died. It reads
Whitey, while I’m still warm. You misread the name as Whitney. You
think it is meant to say goodbye. Sister is one chair left and someone
off camera with their thumb on the music. Sister is three dots on a
screen disappearing . Think of how small a keyboard is. That
keyboard is all you have to widen a ledge with.
Whitney Koo is the Founder and Editor in chief of Gasher Press. She holds a Ph.D. in English-Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CU Boulder. Her work has appeared in journals such as Colorado Review, Jet Fuel Review, American Literary Review, Heavy Feather Review, Bayou Review, and others. Originally from Arizona, Whitney currently resides in Texas with her husband, Bonhak, and their cat, Bunny. Find her at www.whitneykoo.com