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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