Reveries and Opinions of Mr. Figure (excerpt)


Mr. Figure Examines His Face in the Mirror

After a while, I can’t see the person for the face. My expressions are contagious. I’ve looked too long — I fell down my eyes. I’m trapped inside with the dark.


Mr. Figure on Coffee

I take my coffee with a lot of cream and sugar, like a wussy. Or — I take my cream and sugar with a splash of coffee, which keeps things exciting.


Mr. Figure Reads a Book

I tried to follow the logic of the tale. It demanded that I put aside my own clear thoughts; pretty soon I’d nodded off to sleep. When I awoke, the book was nowhere to be found.


-Will Cordeiro