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The Spill: Stories of Great Expectations

  • Flying M Coffeegarage 1314 2nd Street South Nampa, ID, 83651 United States (map)

Death Rattle Writers Festival presents: The Spill. Come listen to true stories told by real people. 

Attendees are invited to tell a five-minute true story live that relates literally or figuratively to the poem of the night: Pocket Knife by Brandon Fergusonwho will be at the event to read their poem LIVE. ♥ Tell us your stories of great expectations, of high hopes, of best-case-scenarios. Whether they are expectations of you or your expectations of others, come tell a true live story of or listen to others!

His sheath is too big for his blades and he knows
he may as well drive a giant lifted truck down
the highway, windshield flanked by towering silver
exhaust pipes special made to turn air black.
Smoke should pour from him.

Instead he disappoints young men. Tries
to tell them two blades are better
than one, size doesn’t matter.

They pull him open. He only resists
a little and soon they carve crisscrossed
stars and initialed hearts into
fake wood tables. It snows sawdust so
maybe they’re god; a small one that controls
local weather patterns.

He tries to stay sharp so he can cut off frog legs
or peel carrots. He whispers promises
into the whetstone: to kill, cleave, or wait

at the bottom of a purse by the foundation,
the powder kind. Some shook and settled in
his creases and now his joints tweak
when rainstorms near.

Come along, invite your friends, like The Spill's page and its sponsors:Death Rattle Writers Festival. Also check out our friends Flying M Coffeegarage. Admission is $3.00 at the door.