Monthly Archives: March 2015

Parade, fiction by Henry Hope

“I can’t abide this shit. I can’t and I won’t.” Desmond, my mother’s new boyfriend, jabs his oily knob of a finger into my forehead. His breath is coming in rapid little spurts, a sign, I have learned, that his … Continue reading

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Harry Crews’ Unfinished Novel, poem by Dale Wisely

Harry realized then that the book was so intimate that all he could do was mark his place with a thumb, close the manuscript, look out the window, and try not to cry because, he said, it’s so damn close … Continue reading

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Feather, fiction by Elizabeth Glass

Wayne leaned back on the rock where he was kneeling next to Mandy when she told him she was pregnant. He could feel the cool moss seeping dampness into his jeans. He saw Mandy looking and acting older after having … Continue reading

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The Failure of Love and Everything, poem by William Taylor, Jr.

The Failure of Love and Everything Baby, we are every ticket that didn’t win. We are the the defeated armies of the ages, the view from every window of every shitty hotel in every shitty town you can imagine. We … Continue reading

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Lonely Larry, poem by Frank Reardon

LONELY LARRY Everyday Larry walks into the lumber yard with his head down due to years of bad posture. His hair, fake or not, looks like a blond toupee, and he twiddles his fingers in mad circles when he speaks. … Continue reading

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