My name is no fun —

Oliver Miller
Feb 26, 2022

Blasted furnace, let me out.

Don’t consign me or resign me

to this hell, and please don’t refine me

to my essence, because there’s nothing there.

For my name is Never-Was, and my name

is Might-Have-Been. My name is NO FUN.

But I will have some,

here in this furnace.

And hey, kid, wow —

so glad you could make it.

And yeah, now you’ve really made it.

And there’s only us here now.



Oliver Miller

I have an MFA in fiction and have written for many publicatons, including The Huffington Post, AOL, Sundance Channel TV, and The Paris Review Online.