'回文のような何か' by Mike Kleine
At the place, where the earthquake happened.
A thin man.
The young reporter.
Charanjit Singh, in the upstairs dining room, by himself.
“Now is a good time, actually, the best time, probably, to interview.”
Charanjit Singh, smiling.
Interpreter, “from Mauritius.”
“All of this, is very bad.”
Smoke and cigarettes.
Words on a piece of graph paper.
Everything is happening.
At the same time, in the downstairs.
The Return of Misaki.
A middle-aged woman, this time.
A digital voice recorder.
And her hand.
A failed marriage.
“I write for a very famous music magazine.”
Her real name.
“I will never forget who you are.”
Interpreter from Mauritius
The thin man.
“I now understand everything, yes.”
Everything, is done.
The road, to the office.
No sound, in the sky.
Mike Kleine is an American author of literary fiction. He graduated from Grinnell college with a B.A. in French literature. Someday, he will begin his M.A. in English literature. He currently lives somewhere in the Midwest. Mastodon Farm (2012, Atlatl Press) is his first book.