Mr. Agitprop

by Nathan Tyree

On the street I saw Mr Agitprop: the rumpled grey suit and wide brimmed fedora were only set dressing; his eyes told the story. Those pupils screamed out about addiction and loss and poverty; they told you everything you would ever need to know about sorrow. One look at them and you knew that he would finish up in the lobby of a cheap downtown hotel with a few bullet holes through his rumpled vest. Dressed like this, he had been having a decade long argument with Descartes, insisting that his cogito didn't equal that particular ergo sum. Never mind that, though; killing is a peculiar intellectual process; it is a hyper powerful form of satire that can only be fully appreciated by a few like Mr. Agitprop, who gets it. Or, at least he will.

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Nathan Tyree's work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Flesh and Blood, Doorknobs and Body Paint, The Flash, Bare Bone, Dogmatika, Wretched and Violent, and The Empty Page: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Sonic Youth. He's also the author of Spade, and helps edit Magazine of the Dead.