Tara Roeder

Series In Which The Future Reveals Itself In Backwards Spurts

5.) In the year 3067 P. Smith’s treasured collection of fossils and oddities includes a pickled human foot and seventeen hummingbird skeletons. There are many mosquitoes in the tea.

4.) In the year 3000, a sly creature emerges. The alley cats are awarded restitution.

3.) In the year 2090, a nouveau mystic is the first to report a miraculous and inexplicable occurrence involving an abandoned mechanical arm at the bottom of the sea.

2.) In the year 2059, Linus remembers shellfish. No one melts. The producer of the last of the great American sitcoms is born.

1.) In the year 2020, two sundered ex-lovers do not recognize one another on a crowded London street. A tiny bird falls from the sky unnoticed.

Tara Roeder's work has appeared or is forthcoming in about two dozen venues including The Bombay Gin, Hobart, Two Serious Ladies, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, and E-ratio. Her chapbook, (all the things you're not), is available from dancing girl press. She received her Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center, and is currently an Associate Professor of Writing Studies in New York City.
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