The Last Prince

by Bob Heman

She kissed the last frog. There were no more. The last prince was the same as all the others. He was missing a hand and his face always faced in only one direction. She was not able to decide if he was the one. After a while, it didn't matter.


Bob Heman's prose poems and other short proses have appeared in numerous publications including Quick Fiction, Paragraph, Sentence, Otoliths, and Tuesday Shorts. Three of his "Information" pieces are included in the new anthology, An Introduction to the Prose Poem, from Firewheel Editions. He lives in Brooklyn.