Still Lifes of Team Steinkellner a Month Before It Became a Pentagon.

19 Apr

Kit with a pile of books on her left, another on the right and two in her lap. One being read and a Starburst wrapper tossed casually to one side.

Teddy with a box of animals to the left, a box of character toys to the right and a long line of beasties leading out of the room. He’s wearing a shirt with a discolored collar. It has many cousins in his closet.

Billy with a few thick books, some magazines and today’s Wall Street Journal. In his back pocket there is a Tootsie Roll Pop stick with a trace of chocolate. He seems to be staring off into a dreamy future that others would not understand even if it was carefully explained to them.

Cheri surrounded by catalogs, educational brochures, pre-school raffle tickets, faxes of a script, business receipts, a pregnancy diary, and a copy of The 50 Best Places to Raise Your Family. She is about to punch a button on the phone to take the other line.

Emma’s face brushing by the undersurface of Cheri’s belly. Barely visible like a footprint in a sand dune just before it
vanishes in the wind.

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4 Responses to “Still Lifes of Team Steinkellner a Month Before It Became a Pentagon.”

  1. Adeline April 19, 2012 at 4:42 PM #

    Yes! So wonderful.

  2. Jonathan Stark April 19, 2012 at 9:46 PM #

    Lovely.

  3. Cheri Steinkellner May 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM #

    Still there, all the animals, all the books, all the footprints. Thank you for making me a mother, Honeyman.

  4. Anna January 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    Loved this!

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