by Nathan Patton

My daughter wants to perform a 9/11 reenactment for her junior high talent show. I tell her that people don't want to be reminded of such a tragedy. She responds by quoting the box office revenues, foreign and domestic, of Titanic. She says the director's name, but she doesn't have to. I know which Titanic she means. I hardly think of the other ones.


Nathan Patton lives in the Boston Mountains with his wife and guitar. His work has been published by Arcana, Speakeasy, Dakuwaka, and Young American Comics, and has been hung on many refrigerators.