Terrence Sykes


Bet Ethel is laid up again tonight with her gout

Is this the fourth or fifth time that Maria has won tonight

Now Dorothy – don’t talk – I would like to win one for once – just once

Go and tell Mary Ellen that number again – her hearing aid battery just died

Only when Miss So & So bites the big one will I ever have a chance to win

B I N G O!!!


Terrence Sykes was born and raised in the rural coal mining area of Virginia. This isolation brings the theme of remembrance to his creations, whether real or imagined. Other interests include cooking, gardening, heirloom vegetable research & foraging wild edibles. His poetry – photography – flash fiction has been published in Bangladesh, Canada, Ireland, India, Mauritius, Scotland, Spain, and the USA.