Spring 2011

Table of Contents - Vol. VII, No. 1

Poetry    Translations    Fiction

Hugh Burgess


Be it known that the woman reported to have been tied to a tree on our maple sugar lot, stripped naked, and covered with black shoe polish was not our Aunt Effie, who lives with three large misanthropic dogs on the Sebec Road and in no case would have been caught in such a predicament. Further, our aunt vehemently denies that she was ever formally engaged to Bert Treble, proprietor of the Paradise Spool and Leather Mill, and that she has no reason to inquire into his disappearance since the fire that destroyed the mill last month. Persons who continue to spread rumors contrary to these facts are subject to legal action.  Also, persons having information about the disappearance of her dogs are asked to contact Sheriff Bakersmith.

Signed: The Nieces and Nephews of Effie Rudely.


© Hugh Burgess

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