ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | Maraschino Cherries by Richard Peabody

From Speed Enforced by Aircraft
The Broadkill River Press, 2012




Red attracts children.
And then you’re hooked.

As a kid you never get enough of them
unless your mother likes fruity drinks.

Finally ate my fill
when I worked in a bar.

All that red dye.
Like eating the heart of
a candy animal.


richard peabody 1976Richard Peabody is the author of a novella, two short story collections, and six poetry books. He is a native Washingtonian and teaches fiction writing at Johns Hopkins University, where he received the Faculty Awards for Distinguished Professional Achievement and Teaching Excellence. He is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle Magazine and editor of twenty-one anthologies including Mondo Barbie. His collection of short stories, Blue Suburban Skies, is forthcoming from  Main Street Rag Press.

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