Ian Rosales Casocot teaches at Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines. He is the author of several books, including the fiction collections Don’t Tell Anyone and Heartbreak & Magic. He was Writer-in-Residence for the International Writers Program of the University of Iowa in 2010. Twitter: sandwichspy.
Lying in bed last night I felt fingers reach in, grabbing. I opened in spite of myself as you clawed me with your fingernails, flattened, panicked. Split throat, iron tongue, white masks ranged overhead, the rings on their fingers scraping me as they reached in to take you.
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