Monthly Archives: December 2015

More Sideways Than Up, by Sheldon Lee Compton

Tiffany Reed pulled the hood of her sweat­shirt over her fore­head and kept walk­ing. The hood cov­ered all her hair except four inch­es of bangs show­ing roots grown out so long her hair looked only tipped with blonde dye and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Two Poems, by Roy Bentley

Adri­ana Ivan­ci­ch and Ernest Hem­ing­way Beside a Stuffed Lion Head I place this cir­cle of stones for the liv­ing; May we and oth­ers not go beyond it in life; May we all live to a hun­dred autumns, Dri­ving death away … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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When You're Hungry, You Think of Bread, by Mather Schneider

All of a sud­den Noelia want­ed a Moringa tree. Moringa trees were the new thing, hot on the inter­net. You could make tea from the leaves, they would cure what ails you, a mir­a­cle plant, like a beanstalk to con­nect … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Jimmy the Baker’s Pocket MFA, poem by Dennis Mahagin

Read­ing is easy, writ­ing is hard; so we watch a lit­tle TV, sour­dough loaf, fudge brown­ie, our very souls becom­ing human scones, juicy peach cob­bler, reluc­tant steam from pie holes, each to her own nour­ish­ing scene, edi­fied, seri­al­ly and hor­rif­i­cal­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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what i did in the war, poem by Matt Borczon

its hard to explain to civil­ians that my gun was locked up in an iso con­tain­er for the whole time I was in Afghanistan that I did not fight this war I worked in a hos­pi­tal at the cra­zi­est point … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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