The Citrus Family

The Citrus Family

by Ken Munro

The elderly satsuma knits a sweater in her rocking chair.
The teeny bopper clementines try on outfits in their rooms.
The mandarin momma grafts roses in the hot house.
The sexy citron aunties mix effervescent martinis at the bar.
The tangerine uncles discuss the situation in the parlour.
The bookish limes freak out over noxious assets reported on television.
The neo-hippie oranges improvise folk songs in the kitchen.
The hyperactive lemon boys hop sink holes in the quagmire out back.
The goth grapefruit twins demark the last gradation on the doomsday dial in the attic.
The emo kumquats make a meth lab in the basement.

-refers from the word “lemon” in the article Sifting Through: Writing a Way Into and Through Stalled Pieces by Melanie Faith.

  1. Rose Auslander

    Ken, I’ll never look at lemons the same way again — and no more kumquats in this house! Btw, think of us at unFold for your short, short pieces 🙂

  2. So brilliant Ken! 🙂 Thank you!

  3. I second Debbie! Now I’m craving a clementine.

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