“Industrious” — Nicholas Alexander Hayes

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“Give a man a kidney, and he’ll make a pie.” The adage rings in the man’s head as he rubs his beard with his hand sheathed in a blue rubber glove above the drugged frat boy in a bathtub full of ice. “Give a man a kidney and he’ll make a pie,” the man thinks as he packs up his cooler. As the hotel room door closes he remembers the rest, “But teach him to harvest organs, and he’ll eat for life.”

 

 

 

 

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Nicholas Alexander Hayes is the author of “NIV: 39 & 27” (BlazeVOX), “Between” (Atropos), “ThirdSexPot” (Beard of Bees), and “Metastaesthetics” (Atropos). His work has been featured in the anthologies “Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism” and “Quantum Genre in the Planet of Arts”. Most recently his creative writing has appeared in Scab, Peculiar Mormyrid, and the BlazeVox Journal.

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