Paul Cunningham manages Radioactive Moat Press and its literary journal, Deluge. He holds additional editorial positions with The Fanzine, co•im•press, and Action Books. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Bat City Review, LIT, Tarpaulin Sky, DIAGRAM, Luna Luna Magazine, Witness, and others. He is currently pursuing a MFA at the University of Notre Dame where he studies poetry and translation.
from Green Jouissance
The Ice Land Ice Arena is a cold, cold place. It is cold because its floor is made of ice and blue lines. The blue lines are so blue that some visitors forget about the red ones. People always forget about the red ones. In fact, some of the blue lines are so blue that visitors often overlook the longest and the reddest line dividing the center face-off circle. Did you know the center face-off circle is surrounded by other face-off circles? Four to be exact. However, the center face-off circle is currently occupied by an out-of-commission A-20 aircraft. It’s a bit of a beastly occupant! The next face-off circle contains a chassis complete with four wheels that could only be described as decent at best. The next face-off circle contains an engine that once powered a Jeep. Not too shabby! The next face-off circle contains a wooden box with a bit of a slant to its top. Its interior holds an abundance of ice shavings. The remaining face-off circle contains a half-protruding runestone. All five face-off circles are lit by spotlight and the overhead octagonal scoreboard box broadcasts no score. It’s no no-brainer.