Purple Lies By Alex Z. Salinas

Alex z Salinas, Flash Fiction, Poetry, Punk Noir Magazine

Purple Lies

By Alex Z. Salinas


Larry Rios is an expert practitioner of white lies. They’re the lifeblood of this country, he believes. For better and worse. On his way home from work one cloudy evening he ponders what purple lies might look like. Kinda like Prince, he reckons, if Prince had strutted around claiming he was six feet tall. Folks would’ve eaten that blatant shit up. Bow down, Wikipedia. Never mind that Prince was 5’3”. He’s Prince! Don’t question him. Ain’t nobody can handle regal purple lies. Ah. What a novel idea, fancies Larry. Purple lies. I’ll have to weave them into my future poetry collection.

Alex Z. Salinas lives in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of WARBLES, a full-length poetry collection from Hekate Publishing (2019), and Dreamt, a limited-edition chapbook from Analog Submission Press (2020). His short fiction, poetry and op-eds have appeared in various print and digital publications, including in Punk Noir Magazine, and he serves as poetry editor for the San Antonio Review. He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from St. Mary’s University.