Adam Fieled
“A feast of Halloweens”
from Caketrain Issue 01

Tragedy; Scotty’s phlegm-hocking grandpa
keeled over like a rogue potato sack, clutching
white-sheeted arm, 1981.

Farce; gauche attempt at high-heeled androgyny,
yours truly, string of pearls donated by pill-popping
Becky, State College, 1995.

Drama; gang of us assailed by Marlboro-smoking
thugs outside Cheltenham Recreation Center,
evoking bad Clint Eastwood imitation, 1989.

Comedy; entire front porch railing collapsed
into weedy West Philly yard under pressure
from drunken crew of goblins, 1999.

Coming-of-age; nice Jewish boy watches flaming
crew strut through midnight screening of Rocky
Horror, South Street, 1991.

Romance; feel of Amy’s head against
suited shoulder following Ouija Board
nightmare & too much fruit punch, 1988.

Epic; shooting pedestrians w/ water guns,
schlepping actual electric guitar around,
up all night nitrous-intoxicated, 1992.

Documentary;….you just saw it!

Caketrain is a literary journal and press based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Our interest is in bringing you, reader, the very best in contemporary creative writing, full stop. Our goals are for each issue of our journal to submerge you in a birthing tank for gelatinous language monsters, young masses of tentacular foci undulating as directed (in all, at once) by our eclectic stable of contributors; for each new book we publish to seduce and ensnare you, sometimes intangibly, always undeniably; and for you, reader, to be able to draw at least one passage from our banks that prods your mind with such precision and power that it feels as if it was written for your eyes alone. To wit and to whet, here is a snippet, a slight nip of our delicious lit mix:

Copyright 2003-2006 Caketrain Journal and Press. Rights to literature revert to their respective authors.
ISSN 1547-6839.

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