Sheet Music: Story by Andrew Davie

Sheet Music: Story by Andrew Davie

Sixth and Seventh grade English; we were reading a book, a young adult mystery which included time travel as a major component.
Bonnie and Clyde's Last Stand: Fiction by Ron Gibson

Bonnie and Clyde’s Last Stand: Fiction by Ron Gibson

I swung the door open, turned on the light and marveled at the murky lake that now lived in our house.
For Tall Girls: Fiction by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

For Tall Girls: Fiction by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

For the girls above or below / five foot something / For the legs so long / they tangle when we saunter / through corridors
The Other Baby: Fiction by Jackleen Hookway

The Other Baby: Fiction by Jackleen Hookway

The temperature in the Central Valley had dropped to a record low. I scraped the frost off the windshield before I drove myself to the hospital.
Circularity: Fiction by Jay Merill

Circularity: Fiction by Jay Merill

One chilly Saturday Den goes with her mother to the Botanical Gardens. Den wants to walk in the part with the wizened tree trunks, where the grass sprouts up in clumps.
Two Poems by Jennifer Gibbs

Two Poems by Jennifer Gibbs

All daddies resemble Superman / until their hands throttle / a woman’s neck.
The first thing you have to learn when you go into the arts is to learn to cope with rejection. If you can’t, you’re dead. —Warren Adler
Adventures in Library Standing

Adventures in Library Standing

by Emile DeWeaver
 
I have this thing I do when I see a book lying unattended. I check the copyright page to see what printing the book is in, and then I read the first sentence of the first chapter.
Archangels

Archangels

by Anne Anthony
 
Michael stretches through the doorway, no apology on his face. He reeks of bourbon, cigarettes, and wet dog. He’s kept his hair long the way his Mama liked it.
Horoscopes for Writers -- December 2016

Horoscopes for Writers — December 2016

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Dilemma: a Loved One in an Abusive Relationship

Dilemma: a Loved One in an Abusive Relationship

Dear Dr. Donna: My daughter is in an abusive relationship. Her husband is very controlling and there have been times when he has gotten physically violent with her.
Ozick vs. Heller: The Sweet Science of Literary Catfights

Ozick vs. Heller: The Sweet Science of Literary Catfights

Our pulses are quickened by the prospect of a literary catfight, just as the hearts of men beat faster when they approach the scene of a high-stakes sporting event.
Loma Prieta Blues

Loma Prieta Blues

by Nicolas Poynter
 
Then the glasses started rattling around. Everyone must have noticed because we were all looking at one another. Milton spread his arms out and grabbed the bar as if somebody was trying to drag him off against his will.
A Staggerwing Takes Flight

A Staggerwing Takes Flight

review by Angela Kubinec
 
The path to self-actualization includes sabotage. It is crowded and messy. It trips us on the worn out shoestrings of our relation to the world.
Two Poems by David Tuvell

Two Poems by David Tuvell

Have you googled all the mysteries, Karen? / This isn’t a Pacific Theatre. / Watch the choreography of victim blood / splattered cold against the moon.
Build a bridge, or build a wall?

Build a bridge, or build a wall?

by Peter Dudley
 
On the second dawn of the Age of Regression, I am still struggling with a friend's suggestion that now is the time for me to "build bridges to the people who voted for Trump."
Modern Angels

Modern Angels

by Kate Nezelek
 
This is the skeleton / of a different poem. / This is the fallen, breaking / ourselves over / like the wooden sticks / we once worried into crosses / so long ago.

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