Frank Trautman


Francis Jupiter Trautman lives as you do. In a shack out in Plaquemine’s Bayou drinking Old Crow and burying cigar boxes full of children’s teeth at the roots of an old dead oak.

Mind the flies.

But at night, he soars. He sails up above the swamps adrift on wings of whiskey and of soda.

That’s him, now. Perched on the hood of a silver 1975 Buick Apollo. Clinking his size-13 Frye’s against the headlamps with small delight and sucking a Marlboro, as he watches you sleep.

Or not. Whatever.

Where to find Frank Trautman online

Twitter: @Graveyard_Frank


Shipwrecks in the Harbor
You set the price! Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(3.00 from 1 review)
You’re on the road seeing the odd parts of America and its buffets. But there's still new weepy crap every day.
Two Inches Taller in Sleep
You set the price! Words: 61,190. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A world-weary somnambulist must fight demons that tempt him with a variety of vices, but to defeat them his ex-lover must help him remember the simple pleasures of life.
Iris on Laundry Day
You set the price! Words: 40,040. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Coming of age
A tale of love and drugs and more drugs as found in the Louisiana Wonderland.

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