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.
Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

Two Poems by P.W. Bridgman

For those who know East Vancouver, Triumph and / Pandora Streets run in parallel.
Purgation: Story by Thomas Elson

Purgation: Story by Thomas Elson

Two days after Walter T. Andrews received his prognosis, he sat with his second wife, Shirley, and detailed his cancer and his estate.
Boots: Story by DC Diamondopolous

Boots: Story by DC Diamondopolous

Army Private First Class Samantha Cummings stood at attention holding a stack of boxes, her unwashed black hair slicked back in a pony tail.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. —Robert Frost
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.
Interview with Andy Stewart, F&SF Writer

Interview with Andy Stewart, F&SF Writer

by Tina Cabrera
 
Andy Stewart has always put writing first, which I admire—the fortitude and endurance it takes to do so with all the challenges life brings.
The Town Dumps of Massachusetts

The Town Dumps of Massachusetts

Some say you can find the heart and soul of Massachusetts on the town greens of its many picturesque villages.
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

Dear Dr. Donna: What is the meaning of life?
Resistance and Catharsis: Changing the Focus

Resistance and Catharsis: Changing the Focus

by Emile DeWeaver
 
A friend asked me what advice might I give students about living with Trump’s administration.
Breakfast Host with an MFA

Breakfast Host with an MFA

by Tina V. Cabrera
 
Equipped with an MFA and nearly two decades of teaching experience, why would I take on a job that paid little more than minimum wage?
She Gave Him Violence

She Gave Him Violence

by Chris Milam
 
He told her they should slide into it, start with a tender elbow or two, maybe a playful throat punch, a measured build-up to the pain.
Returning to the World of Words

Returning to the World of Words

by Jennifer Pruiett-Selby
 
There aren’t enough hours in the day. There’s never enough time. And no matter what we do to budget or plan, the inevitability of its expiration is omnipresent.
Reluctant Surrender

Reluctant Surrender

by Joe Balaz
 
If time is truly wun barometer / den most of dese current glitter pops / haven’t sniffed any kine of originality / since da Ice Age
Horoscopes for Writers -- April 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — April 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
The Inner Lives of Salad Forks

The Inner Lives of Salad Forks

by Adriana Gardella
 
“Somebody’s going to have to share,” I said to the eight utensils assembled in the dishwasher’s silverware basket, one per compartment. I towered over them, dangling a recently used cereal spoon.
The Myth of the Carefree Childhood: From Playground Politics to Adolescent Angst

The Myth of the Carefree Childhood: From Playground Politics to Adolescent Angst

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
There is a myth about childhood—that it is carefree and without serious worry.
Soul Brother

Soul Brother

by Alan Swyer
 
My first music video was neither planned nor predictable. In fact, it ran counter to the conventional trajectory whereby directors begin their careers by making music videos or commercials, then graduate to feature films.

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