Shloka Shankar

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One-line Stories

from one point of view a rainbow of despair appears over Nelbom’s head just as he takes bus no. 666 or 943 (again depending on the POV) to either Neuköln or Palermo

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the chairness of a chair questions the existence of the American president who in turn questions the chairness of the chair questioning the existence of the American pres …

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on Milk Mountain Freddy N. chooses the moustache he’ll wear for the duel with the fluffy toy penguin Gerald who built a wall across his (Freddy’s) bedsit separating the bed area from the loo

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in Turin a horse falls down and you cannot say if that is the beginning of autumn

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a gradual devolution from tender touches to punishment and badly dubbed hospital series drives Mrs. G. to set up a “Cuddle a Colon” club

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“I cannot be hypnot … Oh, you really are a parrot!” P. draws a table and a chair with smoke from a cigar and sits down to have his coffee poured from a handful of snails

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Mme. C. clears Buenos Aires for tourists not wearing a moustache or having yet come to terms with the Earth as spherical

Johannes S. H. Bjerg