The body is a temple and Sundays are for rest. If only you worked hard. Enjoy food but don’t overindulge. Trim your nails and keep them scrupulously clean. Likewise see that your children are bathed and immaculately dressed. Do not allow your daughter to go out in that slinky, skin-tight frock. Would you want her to tempt? Studies show that cherry red convertibles are 100 times more likely to be involved in traffic accidents. Notably, head-on.
Kathy Fish teaches flash fiction at Regis University in Denver. She has published A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (2008); Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011); Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2012); and Rift, co-authored with Robert Vaughan (Unknown Press, 2015). She blogs here.