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Bud Sturguess: A Little Death

Image: Unsplash, downloaded ( 08.10.2022.


You're weird. You talk to imaginary friends.

You whine and make messes. Your parents are hippies.

But when you become a tearless, spotless teddy bear

taped to a little pink cross,

minding your manners in horrible silence,

I steal away and die a little death.

About the Author: Bud Sturguess was born in 1986 in the small cotton-and-oil town of Seminole, Texas. He now lives in his "adopted hometown," Amarillo. Sturguess has self-published several books, his latest being the novel Sick Things. His work appears online at New Pop Lit, Erato, and The Agape Review, as well as in the print anthologies Mid/South from Belle Point Press, and The Daily Drunk's From Parts Unknown. He lives on disability benefits and collects neckties.


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The image of Quasimodo is by French artist Louis Steinheil, which appeared in  the 1844 edition of Victor Hugo's "Notre-Dame de Paris" published by Perrotin of Paris.


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