July 31, 2006

Frank's Heart Sutra

Just came back from a great 3 days on South Beach. Here is another story inspired by Mad Bull's & Pan in 60’s challenge:

“Frank’s Heart Sutra”

Frank sucked on the cigarette as if he were practicing Tong-Len.

“I told your son I’d left the money on the Buddha table—the table with the Buddha statue. Suddenly, I realized it was the Buddha table all by itself—all things were Buddha things and no thing was Buddha--my Heart Sutra.

Smoke hung lazily around his shoulders.




Stephen A. Bess said...

You make it look simple, but this isn't easy. :) Great writing!

Geoffrey Philp said...

Give thanks, Stephen.
All the best with your submissions this month!