This poem was written in 2018 for Estoterotica, a New Orleans-based show for erotic readings by local writers. The live recording of that reading can now be found in Esoterotica's "Healing" episode of the new digital show.
Author: Shannon Burton
An Errand at the Fortress
Synopsis: A witch is excited to revisit the magical post office of her childhood, but finds that there have been some changes. Will the new species behind the counter prevent her from sending a time sensitive package, or report her for suspected possession of black magic contraband?
The day after her eighteenth birthday, Amber disconnects herself from a safe and surveilled world to seek her father’s killer. No one can tell her what to expect in the long-abandoned island nation where she follows his trail.
The Mile-High Club
Pixie the Pomeranian’s assigned human wanted to join something called the “Mile-High Club”. It isn’t exactly what Pixie expected.
An inventor oversees the first test run of a new, innovative whitewater raft design. Safety is of utmost importance.
Journey in the Afterlife
The victim of a horrific fall reflects on past events while life hangs in the balance. A decrepit boat may be the only hope.
Life on the Mountain
The kids all know about "the monster" who lives alone in a cabin on the mountain. What they don't know is what kind of monster he really is.
The Golden Rule
After surviving The End of The World, you'd think the hardest part would be over. You'd be wrong.
A poem written for Esoterotica, an erotica-themed open mic in New Orleans, inspired by the #metoo movement.
The Ride Home
Fresh out of prison, a former inmate's top priority is giving a ride home to the familiar kid who's been visiting all year.