All These the Violent Children (Noah)

by J.A. Tyler

Noah wants a future where rain is sun and sun is coming down. Noah wants a future that will take off his arms and replace them with wings. Noah wants a future where when he opens his mouth to yawn he does not drown. If the ark is a vessel then Noah is a man waiting on a shore for something to get started. It is impossible to drown if you are Noah. If you are Noah then you have a boat and the boat will keep you above the water. And even when that boat sinks another will reappear on the surface and you will be allowed the winch of absolute breath to regain its deck. Noah wants a future where there are oranges to pick from trees, and where birds go and fly and do not return.

BIO: J. A. Tyler is the author of seven novel(la)s including the recently released INCONCEIVABLE WILSON (Scrambler Books, 2009) and the forthcoming A MAN OF GLASS & ALL THE WAYS WE HAVE FAILED (Fugue State Press, 2011). He is founding editor of Mud Luscious Press and is also on the editorial staffs of Dzanc Books, Rumble, BigOther, and Tarpaulin Sky. For more, visit: www.mudlusciouspress.com.