(Spill-O’s Website)
By Colin Dodds

“Go to my website,”
Spill-O said outside the conference hall.

“It’s all there,” he said. “My massacre of the innocents, stint working at the airport, repentance, death, return, my difficulties training a puppy, night school, crippling bouts of depression, humorous anecdotes about office life, my time in the hermitage, theories on dieting, and my exciting Plan for Your Life.”

“So you go to your internet and I go to mine?”
she asked,
the old anger showing.

“It’s all on the website—
everything since the divorce,”
Spill-O said, taking her business card.
“I’ll send you the link.”

Colin Dodds grew up in Massachusetts and completed his education in New York City. He’s the author of several novels, including The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing “something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people.” Dodds’ screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semi-finalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poems have appeared in dozens of publications, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Samantha.