Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Old Place, fiction by Timothy Gager

They stood outside the open carport, not making a move toward the old house, his Oldsmobile covered in a thick layer of dirt and dust. “We have to go in,” Robert told her. “I know. I don’t want to,” Penny … Continue reading

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Where Do Good Dogs Go When They Die?

Here’s some interesting news. Stan Diel– Birmingham News Elvis sang about them — hound dogs — and most of us tend to think of them as being for the common folk, but those canines of the coon variety are actually … Continue reading

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New Fiction from Nathan Graziano

Not for Vegetarians I. I had never killed anything other than bugs, and I told Jay, who laughed and put me in a headlock. “You need to go duck hunting with me tomorrow afternoon,” he said, and it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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New Poem from Mather Schneider

THE GUY WITH THE FEET You’re a seventeen year old country boy and your girlfriend tells you she cheated on you. Some guy from Pekin felt her up at a party. Some big shot city kid, a senior. But here’s … Continue reading

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New Poem from Shannon Hardwick

Book of Gaigemon, II. This morning you bought plants to praise your hands, stirrup leathers incase you decided to hang yourself. The heat of a body swirls when it enters another. You might go mad Wanting to resurface the dead, … Continue reading

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Rainbows, fiction by Mark Staniforth

Becky watched Ged hook a rainbow right out the lake and push it clean down his throat, still wriggling. Dusk smeared the sky up like fish grease. Ged wiped his mouth with his sleeve and slapped his lips. He laughed: … Continue reading

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Harry Crews Interviewed

This is from December 2008, and I didn’t find it until just now. It’s a good one, and it’s going to be a bad day for me when he eventually kicks down the door to heaven. It seems like he’s … Continue reading

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Eggs of American Songbirds is Here!

The first chapbook from Redneck Press, designed brilliantly by Sue Miller: http://www.friedchickenandcoffee.com/manifesto/the-chapbooks/eggs-of-american-songbirds/

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Favorite Son, fiction by Jennifer Haigh

(originally published in Virginia Quarterly Review) Buck season opened—still does—on the Monday after Thanksgiving. In Bakerton it is a holiday of sorts. School was closed for the day, and I reported to Keener’s at four a.m. to serve eggs and … Continue reading

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