Monthly Archives: April 2013

THE FINAL VICTORY OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN BELL HOOD, CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, fiction by Thom Bassett

He kept the can­vas tourni­quet strap Canklin used to ampu­tate his right leg at Chicka­mau­ga beneath the mat­tress of the twins’ crib. Anna saw him at night, lean­ing on the crutch, kept from his days of com­mand, his right hand … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Christmas with Nola, fiction by Joey Dean Hale

Greg had been see­ing Nola for over a year and a half and he was pret­ty sure he loved her.  At least it felt like love with all the crazy sex and good times.  They were both twen­ty and friends … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Marshmallows, fiction by Jacob Knabb

It all start­ed like this. We were in the kitchen microwav­ing marsh­mal­lows, watch­ing ‘em grow into big lumpy blobs before they explod­ed, when Jean­nie-Gaye came home. We were nuk­ing marsh­mal­lows because we had already run out of grapes.  Grapes were … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Wilfred, poem by Sandra Giedeman

He was proud of his blue tick hounds, his six­ty acres of hills, hol­lows, creeks filled with cop­per­heads and cot­ton­mouths; nights utter­ly still except when a smell or sound riled the hounds from their sleep to bay like old mourn­ers. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Burial of the Dead, fiction by Murray Dunlap

They shaved his beard for the funer­al.  I can’t begin to under­stand why.  Who told them to do it?  He looked like pink-cheeked drag queen.  But the fun­ni­est thing was watch­ing my broth­ers squirm in that front pew.  The four … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Love and Hope, poem by William Taylor Jr.

Baby we had such a good thing going back before we ruined it with all that talk of promis­es and dreams and all that oth­er pret­ty junk that only served to break our sil­ly hearts love and hope nev­er brought … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Estuary, fiction by Caroline Kepnes

It was a bad idea, smok­ing up in the park­ing lot before going in, but it was too late now so Lau­ra took anoth­er hit. Women were such suck­ers. In Laura’s next life, she’d invent Bath & Body Works and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sheldon Compton QA–The Same Terrible Storm

Shel­don Lee Comp­ton is the author of the col­lec­tion, The Same Ter­ri­ble Storm, recent­ly nom­i­nat­ed for the Thomas and Lil­lie D. Chaf­fin Award. His work has been pub­lished wide­ly and been four times nom­i­nat­ed for the Push­cart Prize, and was … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Court Merrigan Q&A–Moondog over the Mekong

Court Mer­ri­g­an is the author of the short sto­ry col­lec­tion Moon­dog Over The Mekong (Snub­nose Press) and he's got short sto­ries out or com­ing soon in Nee­dle, Weird Tales, Plots With Guns, Shot­gun Hon­ey and Noir Nation. He is cur­rent­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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