Sunday, November 4, 2018

Shared Laundry By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

The landlady at the Fairfax Apartments
always left her underwear
behind in the dryer
and blamed me when they
went missing.

She also lost her socks
in a similar fashion
but never seemed to blame me
for those.

I hate to point fingers,
but there was a convicted sex offender
living right down
the hall
at the

But somehow
I was forever the depraved panty sniffer
in 4F,
behind on rent
and keeping

And I could never seem
to change the landlady’s mind
on that

Even after
the sex offender was arrested
with enough women’s dainties on him
to outfit the People’s Republic
of China
and Polaroids
under his pillow
which can only be described
as incriminating.

About Ryan Quinn Flanagan:

Ryan Quinn Flanagan is a Canadian-born author residing in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada with his wife and many bears that rifle through his garbage.  His work can be found both in print and online in such places as: Evergreen Review, The New York Quarterly, Horror Sleaze Trash, In Between Hangovers, The Dope Fiend Daily, and The Oklahoma Review


  1. I lost it at "depraved panty sniffer," this is hilarious, dig it!

  2. Just what I needed a good belly laugh! What a fantastic way to get the work day started! Brilliantly inked!


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