James Ardis: He Just Didn’t Breathe
SCOUTING REPORT: Hank’s a college pitcher who has man-strength on the mound but he lands on his extended foot too far right he leaks open and loses his own body
SCOUTING REPORT: Hank’s a college pitcher with a kid brother, a leaking body, pet spiders he catches in the backyard and man strength on the mound
SCOUTING REPORT: Hank’s kid brother put half a peanut in his nose that was so big it didn’t come out for three days
SCOUTING REPORT: The kid didn’t even tell anyone he just didn’t breathe out that nostril for three days
SCOUTING REPORT: But once that half a peanut was out he realized everything is perfect life is perfect
James Ardis published the chapbook "Your Arkansas: A Strategy Guide" (Gauss PDF) in 2016, a project that combines psychosis and video game strategy guides. His writing appears in Leveler, The Rumpus, and Small Portions, among others. He writes semi-frequently for Heavy Feather Review, Bullshitist, and Crossing Genres.