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.



Will Cordeiro has work published in Copper Nickel, Crab Orchard Review, DIAGRAM, Fourteen Hills, Phoebe, Whiskey Island, and elsewhere. He received his MFA and Ph.D. from Cornell University. He teaches in the Honors Program at Northern Arizona University.