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Fall 2014

Volume 61.1

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Spring 2014

Volume 60.3


Winter 2014

Volume 60.2


Fall 2013

Volume 60.1


Summer 2013

Volume 59.3

Tina Tocco
It started with butterflies. Wings splayed and restrained. Proboscis coiled, but dormant. The softness, hardness, softness as the pins popped the abdomen, the innards, the felt. The crisp crack of Styrofoam. The tints of them, powdered on his every finger, cleansed with warm water and Ivory soap. "Good boy," Dad would whisper, prodding, prodding under his nails until everything washed away. [This flash fiction piece appears in our Winter 2014 issue.] [...]
John Burgman
After school, Damon reached into the pocket of his rain jacket and showed me a fragment of his mother’s bone, as smooth and white as a swan feather. I had never seen a human bone before, and somehow I was expecting it to look different, less animal-like. Damon let me hold it and said it was a gift f [...]
Linda Ann Strang
Such a Greek gift this cancer is inside your body, crone artifact. Cronus, chemo, metastasis, a blade taking time in your breast, adulterers flogged, our family sacked. Poseurs and posie [...]
Erica Langston
Dry
Somewhere in the distance, the earth burns. The sky is close and cupping like the inside of an egg. Five hundred heifers and their calves have been swept together across hundreds of acres. The men drive the cattle into a [...]
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