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C.C. Russell


Monday is a liquor store sign

missing most

of its yellow light bulbs,

strange monitor

of the strip mall


That is to say

Monday is empty

without you.

Or maybe that

Monday is full

with your absence.


C.C. Russell lives in Wyoming with his wife and daughter. His writing has recently appeared in such places as Tahoma Literary Review, Word Riot, Rattle, and The Colorado Review. His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and Best of the Net. He has held jobs in a wide range of vocations – everything from graveyard shift convenience store clerk to retail management with stops along the way as dive bar dj and swimming pool maintenance. He has also lived in New York and Ohio. He can be found on Twitter @c_c_russell

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