Flanges and Dog-Ear

-Sasha Carlson

The construction worker hadn’t slept much for a week and he couldn’t find

his much needed bag of flanges. He searched the half built house and then

his van where he fell asleep on the floor. He dreamed of elaborate coloring

books with bears, jaguars that roared. He woke up to a woman screaming


“Dexter” as the dog on her leash was torn up by a big dog with no leash or

human. When it was over he found part of a dog ear on the ground, wrapped

it in newspaper and started on the house without the much needed flanges.