Two Stories by Marie McKay

Two Stories by Marie McKay

The thin edge of the paper slices the tip of my finger, but I continue so that blood paints a hole where an eye might have been.
Three Poems by Hilary Sideris

Three Poems by Hilary Sideris

You ask me, then / space out as I explain / the long & short / of the vowel “I.”
A Poem of Protest Signs, by Adam McCulloch

A Poem of Protest Signs, by Adam McCulloch

Where do I start? / This is very bad. / I don’t have time for this. I am not a professional protester!
Flashes: Story by Mitchell Grabois

Flashes: Story by Mitchell Grabois

This is not a job I ever expected to have, but I couldn’t keep farming, not enough land, machines too old.
Song: Story by Mary Ann McGuigan

Song: Story by Mary Ann McGuigan

My mother had convinced herself—and us—that the landlord would never go through with it.
The Feather Pillow: Story by Horacio Quiroga

The Feather Pillow: Story by Horacio Quiroga

Her honeymoon, when it came, induced in her the seed of dread.
Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry —Cassandra Clare
Alternative Truths by Irene Radford and Bob Brown

Alternative Truths by Irene Radford and Bob Brown

Review by Joy Ralph
 
Conspiracy theories, aliens, brain washing and spirit possession are all advanced in service of explaining how we got here.
Everywhere Stars

Everywhere Stars

by Laura Grace Weldon
 
The weary face behind her in the bathroom mirror startled Lia. Her mother usually slept in after a late shift at the bowling alley.
Two Poems by Meaghan Andrews

Two Poems by Meaghan Andrews

My grandparents know your / grandparents, that’s the size / of the town we were born / to work with.
Two Stories by Marie McKay

Two Stories by Marie McKay

The thin edge of the paper slices the tip of my finger, but I continue so that blood paints a hole where an eye might have been.
Me and Sylvia Plath

Me and Sylvia Plath

Readers of a certain age will remember how, in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination, a list of eerie parallels between his life and death and that of Abraham Lincoln began to circulate.
Melissa’s Green

Melissa’s Green

by Douglas J. Ogurek
 
RAI—that’s short for Romanowski Architects, Inc.—had a lot of asses, but the biggest ass was Dorkwimp Buttkisser.
Three Poems by Hilary Sideris

Three Poems by Hilary Sideris

You ask me, then / space out as I explain / the long & short / of the vowel “I.”
A Guide to Make Telemarketers Quit Calling

A Guide to Make Telemarketers Quit Calling

by Angela Kubinec
 
The focus of my work is on ways to lie to telemarketers in a fashion that insures they will quit calling.
Family: An Interview with Norma Smith

Family: An Interview with Norma Smith

by Rochelle Spencer
 
I’m sure it was both my grandmother’s love of books and the family stories about my grandfather that influenced who I became.
Does unconditional love really exist?

Does unconditional love really exist?

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Dogs are the truest, most sincere form of unconditional love, not to mention great wisdom about love.
The Garden of the Fugitives by Ashley Mace Havird

The Garden of the Fugitives by Ashley Mace Havird

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
The Garden of the Fugitives, winner of the 2013 X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, is a collection by Ashley Mace Havird.
Horoscopes for Writers -- November 2017

Horoscopes for Writers — November 2017

Word counts, book sales, even romance: the only astrological guide a writer needs.
A Poem of Protest Signs

A Poem of Protest Signs

by Adam McCulloch
 
Where do I start? / This is very bad. / I don’t have time for this. I am not a professional protester!
Lightningstruck by Ashley Mace Havird

Lightningstruck by Ashley Mace Havird

Review by Angela Kubinec
 
It is the eternal southern gothic truth, and it sounds like a rotten spoiler. It tests the stuff of any southern writer.
Easy Street Visits SIFF

Easy Street Visits SIFF

Review by Joy Ralph
 
A large part of why I fall off the map each late spring and early summer is the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).

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