Mother’s Return by Matthew Robinson

Blog Night after night, I prayed for my mother’s return. Then, one night, in a dream, she was finally there. She said she’d come in answer to all my prayers. I was so happy, I wept. In the dream, my mother held me and gave me the comfort from this wretched life I so desperately…

Pest Control

by Mathew Robinson link blog I work nights. So when the doorbell rang around noon, I was still on the couch in my underwear having my morning coffee. Thankfully, I don’t get many visitors, especially unannounced visitors. So I went to the window to look outside to see what was up. All I could see…

The Wagon Ride

By Mattew Robinson blog The owner of the neighborhood bar where I hang out is 56-years-old, so he’s no spring chicken. There’s been a story floating around how he recently got so drunk somebody had to tow him home in a kiddie wagon behind a bicycle. The people I heard the story from told it…

The Tip

By Mathew Robinson Link blog effrey arrived with the pizza. He parked in front of the mobile home. He got out and knocked on the rattly storm door. An old man in jean shorts and a white tank top came to the door. “Pizza?” Jeffery asked with his customary, exaggerated cheer. “Yeah,” the old man…

Birthday Cards

By Matthew Robinson Blog Link From the time I was a toddler, my grandmother saved all my birthday cards. She saved them all in a box that, over the years, accumulated into boxes and boxes of saved birthday cards. She told me to never throw them away. She told me they’d always hold value. When…

8 new writers in Gobblers!

Manuela Timofte & J re crivello tenemos el placer de presentar a 8 Nuevos escritores & colaboradores que se incorporan a Gobblers, nuestro Masticadores en inglés. ¡Les damos la bienvenida! Masticadores es una ciudad cambiante y variada, en la cual los individuos intercambiamos poemas, narraciones, textos cortos, imágenes o reflexiones. –j re crivello Manuela Timofte…