Idiot Man

Idiot Man

    He was bald-headed wearing jeans and white t-shirt. Slogging along the snow-covered street. Saying, “They are coming! Coming today!” Snow sticking to his bald head. Shoes on wrong feet. People point and laugh at the idiot man slogging on the sidewalk in front of tall buildings. “Look out for they are coming!”

    Snow stops briefly…light shines down between tall buildings. Idiot man turns to light in alley. Citizens continue hurrying up and down the sidewalk. No one wondering where the idiot man went, or if they are coming.

Ed Nichols

Ed Nichols lives on Lake Oconee, Georgia. He is a journalism graduate from the University of Georgia, and is an award-winning writer from Southeastern Writer’s Association. He is a retired HR consultant. He has had many short stories published, online and in print. In 2020 he has started publishing prose poems. Ed’s work has appeared in: Every Writer’s Resource, Fiction On The Web,, Vending Machine Press, Floyd County Moonshine Magazine, Beorh Quarterly, Belle Reve Literary Journal, Work Literary Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, The Literary Yard, Decades Review, Swamp Lily Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Literary Orphans Journal, Front Porch Review, Chiron Review, Snapping Twig, Deep South Magazine, Down in the Dirt Magazine, Eunoia Review, The Literary Hatchet, Wilderness House Literary Review, Flash Fiction Press, Over My Dead Body, Scarlet Leaf Review, Soft Cartel, Five on the Fifth, Dime Show Review, Adelaide.


  1. known a few in my day. spare a penny and help them dig a grave. i might be a bit harsh.

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