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
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.
What Students Most Need to Know About Syntax: a Mini-Essay

What Students Most Need to Know About Syntax: a Mini-Essay

by George Drew
 
“What is syntax?” That was my opening question to my Introduction to Poetry section one memorable first day of class.
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

Tug Hill

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. So in silence, I wait.

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