The Unparalleled Adventure

by Austin Alexis

Megan seems to walk on tiptoes. That’s only because most things about Megan are or seem to be outlandish, oversized. Take her knee-high boots. Even in her native Toronto it had not been snowing when she left, so the boots were unnecessary. Here, on New York’s Central Park South, where the snow is only a two-week-old memory, the boots stand out as some kind of exaggeration of what didn’t really happen: the snowstorm had lasted less than three hours. The coating had disappeared in days.


Austin Alexis appears and disappears from the Internet. Her work has been featured in Red River Review, the anthology Off the Cuffs (Soft Skull Press), and the "Poets Wear Prada" chapbook series.