Magdalena: Poem by Mark Fitzpatrick

Magdalena: Poem by Mark Fitzpatrick

spike-heels scuffed from the journey through night, / sway down the bitterness of this street
The Grief Eater: Story by Deirdre Fagan

The Grief Eater: Story 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.
Wedding Bells: Story by M. Nazar Syed

Wedding Bells: Story 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
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.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. —George Orwell
Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

Instructions For Travel in Times of Doubt

by Suzi Banks Baum
 
Take a deeper breath, / the kind that quiets your belly / when you stand on the cliff’s edge of a new now.
Bryan with a Y

Bryan with a Y

by Samuel Cole
 
I touch his shoulder, wishing to touch everything else. Now. Here. Out in the open.
Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Two Poems by Nancy Devine

Dangerous / to let the sharks of worry swim away / after dismissing them into the open ocean
Rolling News

Rolling News

by Peter Cowlam
 
Minions in a free press, let loose with a vision, wash tides of stucco from their blades as work ends on a coastal tower.
Pity

Pity

by Claire Hopple
 
Smith’s sister convinced him to move in with her and her husband. They weren’t able to have kids and he could tell even over the phone that she relished the chance to mother him.
Change of Address

Change of Address

by Maggie Lane
 
I feel another body from the empty side of the bed pressing against mine, a heavy, immovable body made of worry and anxiety.
Six Decades of Savouring

Six Decades of Savouring

by Stephanie Hutton
 
The boiler’s death rattle shook the walls just as snow started to sprinkle over the moorlands.
Horoscopes for Writers -- August 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — August 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
Three Poems by Victoria Ruwi

Three Poems by Victoria Ruwi

Manless I dance; my shadow follows me. / I can shift its weight, whirl with indifference.
Object Permanence

Object Permanence

by Amye Archer
 
It is dark. The summer is ending, but we can still taste her on our tongues. Twenty beers between us has made you hungry for me.
Death’s Dancer, by Jasmine Silvera

Death’s Dancer, by Jasmine Silvera

Review by Joy Ralph
 
At first glance, this is a deceptively simple-sounding romance: talented dancer falls for mysterious, powerful and possibly dangerous client.
Two Poems by David Spicer

Two Poems by David Spicer

Before I toast you with Here’s / to the Buddhist who never judges, / I’ll tell a joke about a black marble / statue of Lenin everybody thinks / is you.
The Unaccompanied Journey

The Unaccompanied Journey

by Jennifer Pruiett-Selby
 
This busy week is when the remaining members of my father-in law’s platoon will to travel to Tennessee for one final gathering.
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.
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