Katie Nealon


It took only a few minutes for the town to realize how fast the body can burn. The house caught flame with children inside. A man wanted to save them, but collapsed from the heat before reaching the front door. The blisters on his skin looked like plastic bubble wrap; a week later it looked as if someone had popped them all. There is more to this story, but what difference does it make not to be concise? The fire burned high, the building burned fast. Everyone the light touched turned to ash.

Katie Nealon is a recent graduate of the University of California: Santa Cruz, with a BA in Literature: Creative Writing. Her work can be seen in UCSC literary journals, as well as in the forthcoming July issue of 4and20 Poetry. She currently resides in Santa Cruz as a book artist and poet.

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