TJ McIntyre's stunning collection of haibun packs a library full of ideas into a compact space. With genres ranging from sci-fi to fairytale to realism, Isotropes is as unclassifiable as it is brilliant.
(Haibun: a literary composition that combines prose and haiku.)
When the winds first blew down from the outer tip of Olympus, it carried with it
the dust of time, of loss, of empty years that went on for far too long without any
meaning. There was an ache spanning the entirety of the crater itself. We did not
notice at first, but that was all before things went bad.
the hanging bodies
swaying from cords in closets
blood lost in red dust
The winds battered the dome. The metal supports groaned as they bent and
swayed. The Plexiglas, once so clear, grew pock-marked and stained...