local_library Ouroboros

by Avra Margariti

Published in Issue No. 272 ~ January, 2020

A snake eats its tail, its new-old body resembling the rings of Saturn. Somewhere in the world, a toddler swallows a dandelion seed, which grows into an Elysian garden inside him. Two lovers sit high above the Earth, debating whether to ruin or save the world. A snake swallows itself, suppressing its gag reflex. A dandelion fluff flies out of a sleeping mouth, seeking a new host to make its home. The lovers postpone their decision in favor of Pad Thai and their favorite sitcom. Hence, the world goes on. A snake eats its tail.

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Avra Margariti is a Social Work undergrad from Greece. She enjoys storytelling in all its forms and writes about diverse identities and experiences. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Daily Science Fiction, The Forge Literary, The Colored Lens, Argot Magazine, The Arcanist, and other venues.