By Ryan Quinn Flanagann
MANNEQUIN All those weekends with my mother. Driving out to that K-Mart in the mall along Bayfield Road. Leaving me in the toy section back when such things were okay. So she could shop on her own. And how I quickly bored of the toys. Heading over to the clothing section to pretend to be a mannequin. Standing perched up on that display still as I could. Posed like the family of mannequins around me. A few women smiling at my pretend as they wheeled by. Even a wink or two. A moment of shared knowing.
Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage. His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Borderless Journal, GloMag, Red Fez, and Lothlorien Poetry Journal.
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