by Clio Velentza
I make a place out of my body for you to live, out of the twigs and mud under my skin.
by Karl J. Sherlock
Slumped into his desk chair, Max has precious minutes to get on the road for one of his many doctor’s visits this month, but I can’t tell if he’s sleeping or braking for pain.
by Edison Jennings
See Naples and die, Johann Goethe wrote, / the deep-dish bay, smoke plumed Vesuvius, / the castle and the terraced hills
You know Frida Kahlo had one wide eyebrow / and a mustache, right? They helped define her beauty.
by Dr. Donna Roberts
Maybe if they stopped living in their parents’ basements and had to earn a living to support themselves they would shape up.
Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Review by Joy Ralph
Conspiracy theories, aliens, brain washing and spirit possession are all advanced in service of explaining how we got here
by Laura Grace Weldon
The weary face behind her in the bathroom mirror startled Lia. Her mother usually slept in after a late shift at the bowling alley.
My grandparents know your / grandparents, that’s the size / of the town we were born / to work with.
The thin edge of the paper slices the tip of my finger, but I continue so that blood paints a hole where an eye might have been.
Readers of a certain age will remember how, in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, a list of eerie parallels between his life and death and that of Abraham Lincoln began to circulate.
by Douglas J. Ogurek
RAI—that’s short for Romanowski Architects, Inc.—had a lot of asses, but the biggest ass was Dorkwimp Buttkisser.
You ask me, then / space out as I explain / the long & short / of the vowel “I.”
by Angela Kubinec
The focus of my work is on ways to lie to telemarketers in a fashion that insures they will quit calling.
by Rochelle Spencer
I’m sure it was both my grandmother’s love of books and
the family stories about my grandfather that influenced who I became.