The Perfect Pizze

Call it the Napoli

Ask for salty anchovies

Aged pepperoni

Smoky  mozz

Sweet tangy tomato sauce

fresh basil leaves


and place in a

Untreated oak and Birch wood

one thousand degrees of fire



baked for seconds


but no more

and eat

drenched in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius

but only in Naples

where they call it the Romana.


Published by Bryan

I am an army vet, husband, and father of twins, I am currently working on my next publication, a collection of military fiction, and next year will be publishing an apocalyptic science fiction novel. My urban noir novel, "Compounded Interest," can be purchased on Amazon. I host a podcast on creativity called Origin: Stories on Creativity and co-host the soon-to-be-released show on speculative fiction called Mirage with fantasy author R. Emma Hardcastle. My youtube channel is: The Origin podcast feed is: For updates on "Mirage" and future publications follow me on twitter: @bryaiello More of my short fiction can be found at: My amazon author page is:

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