The Bachelorette Party Goes to the Magic Show
by Aaron Sandberg

After the final trick,
after martini-screaming

at every

a pink swarm shuffles around a lobby—
faces bathing in blue-screen glow,

planning the
next invasion.

Little could be done
except to hold the breath

and wait for one to stumble
upon the secret

to make them


Aaron Sandberg will not stay in his lane. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in West Trade Review, Asimov’s, The Offing, Sporklet, Lowestoft Chronicle, Abridged, Giallo, Right Hand Pointing, Monday Night, and elsewhere. A Pushcart-nominated teacher, you might find him—though socially-distant—on Instagram @aarondsandberg.