I am the everlasting ghost

forever tethered to haunt

from within the crowded walls of

your chain restaurant where

I was taken out to dinner for my

last birthday on Earth and

choked on a fish taco full of

hot oil and bones where

you saved face by

comping my family’s check

that night and

sending them generous coupons

every week for the rest of

their lives.




Stephen Wack is a graduate from UGA where he studied Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience and briefly worked as an intern at the university’s literary journal, The Georgia ReviewHe has been the featured reader at multiple events in his town of Athens, as well as hosts a local, monthly open-mic night, GoetryIn June Stephen self-published his first chapbook, “scalpy,” a collection of auto-biographical prose and poetry. His work is to be featured in the January issues of Artifact and Linden Avenue Literary Journal.