(“Full Send” Serial- Part Two. Part One can be found here).
Subject Line: Falling Flat
I hope the subject line scared the carbonation right out of you! We haven’t fallen flat—I’ve fallen flat in love with you!
But I don’t really know what the future holds. Do you think we’re really the hold in your hands kind of cans? You know, at parties? Do you think we’ll be side by side? People like us together don’t they? Root Beer and Ginger Ale? It has a nice metallic ring to it, doesn’t it? Oh…but…what if they crush us, Root?
Elizabeth Bates is a Pushcart-nominated writer from Washington state where she lives with her husband, son, and two Siberian Huskies. Bates is the editor of Dwelling Literary. Her column, “Full Send,” has been featured at The Daily Drunk. Bates has forthcoming works in Poetically Mag, Seaborne Magazine, and Cardigan Press’s BYLINE LEGACIES anthology. Follow her on Twitter at @ElizabethKBates.