Garth Miró

Garth Miró is a writer from Brooklyn. His work has appeared in Litro, Sundog Lit, Expat, Misery Tourism, Shark Reef, and PoliticsNY.com. He was a semifinalist for North American Review’s 2021 Kurt Vonnegut Prize.

ON THE TOILET MAKING UNWINNABLE DEALS WITH GOD by Garth Miró

“I’ll be right there!” I called out to my girlfriend.  I’d just stuck my cooking-oil-lubed arm halfway up my asshole when her friends arrived for lunch. Someone’s birthday. Heard them out there, smiling, kissing one another. There was clinking and keys and hellos and I was supremely fucked. When you smoke a lot of heroin you get really constipated. When you get really constipated you sometimes get impacted. Then you’re an animal.  I was sweating. I jammed my arm up further, and really, it was probably only my hand, but I heard something rip. No. There was no turning back….

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