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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment