On the Edge of Creation: Story by Ron Gibson, Jr.

On the Edge of Creation: Story by Ron Gibson, Jr.

For as long as the boy had lived tree men had chased him. Always with nets, clubs and rocks.
Treadmill: Story by Mike Lee

Treadmill: Story by Mike Lee

The editor shows me to the door. I enter the hallway realizing I got the job. I was walking on air from the moment I left the elevator.
Living Down South in Josephine’s Mouth: Story by Shannon Ready

Living Down South in Josephine’s Mouth: Story by Shannon Ready

We are living in Josephine’s mouth. I can feel it.
Two Poems by David Lohrey

Two Poems by David Lohrey

The Dutch settlers now are / largely forgotten. The Van Burens / and Roosevelts seem almost quaint
Two Poems by John Grey

Two Poems by John Grey

Amy has a seizure right / there in the classroom, / dropping to the floor, / writhing like a fish on land.
She Gave Him Violence: Story by Chris Milam

She Gave Him Violence: Story by Chris Milam

He told her they should slide into it, start with a tender elbow or two, maybe a playful throat punch.
Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Two Poems by Julie Shavin

Could I remember more of childhood / or its sibling, youth, / I might know what it is about capturing beauty
There is no one truth. There’s only what happened, based on how you perceive it. —Jodi Picoult
Sonder

Sonder

by Kelly Konya
 
When he speaks of mindfulness and writes it off— / prayer is better suited but for what?— / I can tell he believes it, fathoms it clearly.
Take Five With Roy White

Take Five With Roy White

We discovered the joy of Roy White’s poetry at our sister magazine, The Lascaux Review, where his piece “Improv” snatched the air from our lungs.
Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Three Poems by Kathryn A. Kopple

Until you perceive the extreme loneliness of flannel, / And rub your hands on the paint smacked brick walls
The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

by Michael Fryd
 
He was startled when he looked up to center his tie and saw nothing: no face, hair, chest, hands, shirt, tie—no George.
Kumm Fer en Gutte Zeit

Kumm Fer en Gutte Zeit

by Catherine Deiley
 
Mid-October wrapped its orange arms around southeast Pennsylvania, and the sweaty hallways of Oley Valley High School, where Cassidy Angstadt waded through the start of her freshman year.
southern gothic

southern gothic

by RC deWinter
 
your mother’s gardenias still bloom / on the blue porch with the faded bench
Horoscopes for Writers -- July 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — July 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Memphis Slim in Paris

Memphis Slim in Paris

by Alan Swyer
 
Thanks to a combination of persistence, conniving, and luck, I was in a privileged position in Paris: writing the Paris section of a travel guide.
Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore

Three in the Morning and You Don’t Smoke Anymore

by Peter J. Stavros
 
It’s that thing that wakes you at three in the morning, with a gasp and a startle.
Three Poems by Brad Garber

Three Poems by Brad Garber

The brains sat in the circle, surrounded by string. I can’t tell you what they were thinking, being one of them.
The Self-Help Seeker’s Guide for the Self-Help Seeker

The Self-Help Seeker’s Guide for the Self-Help Seeker

by Angela Kubinec
 
Look in any bookstore. You will see the evidence of what I call “widespread anti-depressant failure.”
Magdalena

Magdalena

by Mark Fitzpatrick
 
spike-heels scuffed from the journey through night, / sway down the bitterness of this street
Mrs. Mannerly Explains the Multi-Faceted Use of Tableware and its Social and Personal Implications

Mrs. Mannerly Explains the Multi-Faceted Use of Tableware and its Social and Personal Implications

I have three sets of china that I did not select, having received them from women who lived before me.
The Grief Eater

The Grief Eater

by Deirdre Fagan
 
I read it in the paper, the news about the 87-year-old man who went to bed with a bump on his head and never awoke again.
A Laugh a Minute

A Laugh a Minute

by Kent Oswald
 
A comic masterpiece? Shouldn’t there be an absolute measurement for that term?

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