Number 40 on My Bucket List by Kristina England Flirt with five men on the same day. Man #1: Single. Young. Nice-looking. Heâ€™ll perspire at the word marriage before after or between the word sex. Man #2: Divorced. Sterile. Experienced. Heâ€™ll have 2.5 kids and a pet hamster. Yes, a pet hamster. Man #3: A […]
Murmur by Kate LaDew The boyâ€™s skin was very pale. Â Arms turned down, thin strips of black wrapped around, mapping where the skin didnâ€™t meet. Â He was very handsome and Murmur was glad. Â It was so much more romantic when beautiful people died. Â The lips looked white, burned and raw. Â Her father said the boy […]
We Found This by Susan Keiser Bookburning for sport, lurking just beneath the chatter, is on the rise again, and angels weigh the claim– the positional information, as it were– with heavy metal hearts. They hover, in hopes that entropy may rise above chaotic rendezvous. [But you do not admit ghosts in the machine, even […]
Contentment by Michael Ryan Fragile, provisional, it comes unbidden as evening: the children on the block called in to dinner that for tonight is plentiful, as if it had cost nothing either in money or worry about money. Then evening deepens and the street turns silent. There may be disasters idling in driveways, and countless […]
The writerâ€™s role is what it has always been: he is a custodian, a secretary. Science and technology have perhaps deepened his responsibility but not changed it.
Go Past the Southview Sleep Lab/ Down to the End of Graceland and Over to Lamplighter Square Shopping Center Where Tailfeathers Flash White in Flight! by Cocteau And starting in April, on Monday nights, Meadowlark magically becomes a pizzeria, thereâ€™s/ glory for ya! During mating season, males sing from the tops of fence posts and […]
Would You Be My Corn Muffin? By Calvero I was sitting on the train and I had just finished a corn muffin and it was a really tasty corn muffin too, and, because Iâ€™m so innately chubby, I sat there on the train all by myself and all I could think about was how much […]
carry on with your shirt off by Meghan Tennison One Glorious Day, groveling in my fault line, inert laziness found me panning for gold in city dumpsters with pet rats & half-cigarettes. Offered advice, “Wanna go for a ride?” needless to say anything heedless, i was beheaded rolling downhill downstairs, you know, where our lost […]
Ephram Pratt Ignores a Cacophony of Silence by Jack E. Lorts Intangible as a rock, the work stands enormous but silent, like elk song wading alive into unearthly voices, relentlessly irreverent and ignoring the talisman found along the road. Why doesnâ€™t he ask the questions intoned in ancient scriptures? Weren’t there victories enough before arrogant […]
Since the beginning of time, what makes us human beings is the need to make, to create, to modify our environments, to hopefully make things easier for ourselves. We used to do that inside communities. Some of those were family communities, some of them were work communities. We know that the family community is dissolving, and we know some of the effects that has had on individuals.