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
Tug Hill: Fiction by R.E. Hengsterman

Tug Hill: Fiction by R.E. Hengsterman

There’s a boy, and he does not speak. Dirty blonde and barefoot, he sits cross-legged in space. His arrival is unusual, but I have no fear.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. —Albert Camus
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?
Justice in the Weeds

Justice in the Weeds

by Emile DeWeaver
 
I admire science fiction authors for their ability to study society’s poisonous weeds and forecast the toxic futures we face should those weeds run wild.
Ike Minus Tina

Ike Minus Tina

by Alan Swyer
 
The first time Ike Turner told me I’d been sent to him by God, I should have known enough to bolt.
Where It Will Land

Where It Will Land

by Ann Swann
 
February in West Texas, the grass is scabby, mesquites thin and low. Here and there a slab of gray stone breaks the skin of the earth as though breaching for air.
Lakutshon'ilanga

Lakutshon’ilanga

by Brendan Cooney
 
Finding dusk / and crepuscule wanting, / Shakespeare came up with gloaming.
Horoscopes for Writers -- June 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — June 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells

by M. Nazar Syed
 
I looked down and saw my hands clenched tighter than they’d ever clenched before. A bead of sweat formed on my temple.
Three Poems by David Lohrey

Three Poems by David Lohrey

Beside the red barn / at an intersection / between today and tomorrow, / a man from Alabama plays the banjo on his knee
The Math of the Magi

The Math of the Magi

by Steve Myers
 
When I was eleven and in the sixth grade I got into trouble because O. Henry was bad at arithmetic.
Dilemma: Patron or Partner?

Dilemma: Patron or Partner?

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
I can’t imagine a life without making art, but I’m worried about my partner.
Up to Oxnard with Henry Fonda’s Hat

Up to Oxnard with Henry Fonda’s Hat

by J. Edward Kruft
 
Joey didn’t want to come, but I told him he didn’t have a choice because this was our weekend together and this is what I had planned.

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