Posts by Derick Dupre

Merchandiser photo
November 1, 2018 | Fiction

Merchandiser

Derick Dupre

Esther rises and pulls the cord and moves to the front of the bus, whereupon it brakes and kneels.

Pierrot On The Futon photo
July 5, 2017 | Fiction

Pierrot On The Futon

Derick Dupre

I was a mess at every sunrise. The door winked at me, the comb was losing teeth.

Below the Chandelier photo
March 10, 2017 | Fiction

Below the Chandelier

Derick Dupre

He can’t respond to the man addressing him as Mr. Sport because he can’t talk, his tongue has been mangled, somewhat ineptly, and he sees the hilarity in this, being tortured by inept torturers, as another larger silent gentleman’s behind him, but if it weren’t him in the chair, if it were someone else and he was watching, he might be amused by these two dilettantes practicing the art of torture.

Vigil at Fort Jesus photo
January 18, 2016 | Fiction

Vigil at Fort Jesus

Derick Dupre

Nighttime near Fort Jesus.  We point our phones heavenward and hear about the latest rave death.

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity photo
February 25, 2015 | Fiction

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

Derick Dupre

The Germans call it the downfall. The French call it sleep. The Polish just give you vague directions.