I’ve been standing here in absolute darkness for months, me and my forty-three counterparts. I can hear the rustling of Gerald Ford’s restless fingers on the hem of his jacket to my right. Below me, Theodore Roosevelt is breathing so forcefully, he may rip his suit. Bottom stage left, Ronald Reagan is weeping uncontrollably.
John King is the host of The Drunken Odyssey: A Podcast About the Writing Life. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. His fiction has appeared in Gargoyle, Turnrow, The Newer York, Bachelor Pad Magazine, and others. His literary and theatre reviews have appeared in The Literary Review and Shakespeare Bulletin. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his brilliant, beautiful wife and a remarkably fat cat.