Shut up — please! The dog continues barking. I go to the window. There's nothing to see, no door-to-door evangelists coming up the driveway, holy, holy, holy, just some neighborhood children standing with their heads bowed and birds flying about, trailing what looks from here like the long, fiery tails of comets.
Howie Good is the author of Dreaming in Red, from Right Hand Pointing. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to a crisis center, which you can read about here. He also has three chapbooks forthcoming, The Devil's Fuzzy Slippers from Flutter Press, Personal Myths from Writing Knights Press, and Fog Area from Dog on a Chain Press.