Meat Wads

The alligator perched on a pile of magazines and the roof of Ava’s Barbie car, two of many islands in our basement. We discussed building a ramp to the broken window, but it was Ava who wadded up ground beef, lured the thing upstairs, and out the door.

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8 thoughts on “Meat Wads”

  1. I like image of the little girl in control of the alligator, luring it out and the “islands” in the basement. I wonder if a different title would give a different feel to the piece. Lure? Alligator Averted? Just a thought.

  2. I love that this has a magic realism feel to it, even without magic. Your use of details is exquisite.

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