About Red Tales

Here's an evolving electronic collection of short prose pieces, with a poem contributed occasionally. Brevity guides. Although sometimes a piece will run to 900 words, most pieces are much shorter. Here one may find erotica, flash fiction, brief observations, and modest improvisations. Another rule is that each piece must have something to do with"red"; at least the word has to appear in each piece functionally. . . . All pieces are numbered and titled, so there's a de facto table of contents running down the rail below, under "Labels" (scroll down a bit). Browse for titles that look interesting, if you like. Thank you for stopping by. Look for some red today, tonight.

"Flaming June," by Frederick Lord Leighton

"Flaming June," by Frederick Lord Leighton

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

20. Blood-Chemistry

Blood contains so many regimes, each with its own purpose and politics, ministers and machinations.

The republic of clotting factor operates by ponderous logic, while the forces of adrenalin rant for revolution.

Hormones are deal-makers, scuttling back and forth throughout the night.

Railroad-interests control red corpuscles, while the white ones are ruled by a military dictatorship.

I fear secret societies; their members are so adept at climbing ladders of DNA.

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