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.
Three Poems by Charles Kell

Three Poems by Charles Kell

The worn man’s face held up / to a mirror. Turning, he writhes. / Inside is the held thing, which—at / this long distance—he is loathe / to name.
Excerpts From a Police Report: Story by Antoine Bargel

Excerpts From a Police Report: Story by Antoine Bargel

Had a liaison with Mr. Basilewski, residing at 59, Saint Peter Street, who had been involved with Mrs. Ferrari.
My One True Talent: Story by Jill Jepson

My One True Talent: Story by Jill Jepson

She was cool as ice cream, and twice as smooth. She’d done this a thousand times. Me, a couple hundred.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. —Albert Camus
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.
Standing at an Angle to my Age, by P.W. Bridgman

Standing at an Angle to my Age, by P.W. Bridgman

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
P.W. Bridgman’s book is a collection of short stories and flash fiction that illustrates the importance of “standing” wherever one finds oneself.
On the Edge of Creation

On the Edge of Creation

by Ron Gibson, Jr.
 
For as long as the boy had lived tree men had chased him. Always with nets, clubs and rocks.
Thug Notes: The Interview

Thug Notes: The Interview

by Kent Oswald
 
Since its 2013 debut, Thug Notes has attracted millions of clicks by engaging audiences with sophisticated analysis in a unique format.
Tipsy

Tipsy

by T.E. Cowell
 
Once you start making shopping lists it all goes downhill from there.
I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 3: The Spectrum of Forgetting

I Remember, Therefore I Am, Part 3: The Spectrum of Forgetting

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Most of the time we get frustrated when we can’t remember something. But then again sometimes we can’t forget things that we would like to.
Three Poems by John Meyers

Three Poems by John Meyers

A matte black Maserati penetrates East Baltimore / Luke Skywalker Death Star-style, / bombed-out rowhouses speed-blurred / on either side of a cratered street.
Horoscopes for Writers -- May 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — May 2017

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

Treadmill

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

Living Down South in Josephine’s Mouth

by Shannon Ready
 
We are living in Josephine’s mouth. I can feel it. I am pretty sure Josephine put a curse on my mom for dumping her son.
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,
A Certain Strain of Wheat

A Certain Strain of Wheat

by George Drew
 
About ten thousand years ago, in the Mideast, a certain strain of wheat made agriculture possible by crossing with goat grass.
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.

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