Monthly Archives: February 2016

Muddy Mississippi, fiction by Katie Moore

My Mama always said if it hadn’t been for that first sight of the Mis­sis­sip­pi, twist­ing like a snake below the levy, she nev­er would have laid down in the back of Bil­ly Taylor’s pick­up. The way she told it, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Beau John the Younger, fiction by Jim Chandler

Of all the mem­bers of the Jour­nal fam­i­ly, none was more eccen­tric that Beau John, the younger broth­er of Sen­a­tor Hogan Jour­nal. "Beau John lives too much in the past." That was a sen­ti­ment fre­quent­ly expressed by many of the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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[Dry County] fiction by Ernest Gordon Taulbee

The car­ni­val had come to Howard Coun­ty more than one or so times every­one said. He him­self had been there ten to twelve times, he thinks. Pret­ty much as long as he had been with the car­ni­val, so not long … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Bedwetters, fiction by Misty Skaggs

The screech­ing and squawk­ing next door stopped and through the evening silence, Char­lene heard frogs peep­ing in the creek. And she heard her favorite rock­ing chair squeak­ing a lit­tle loud­er. She felt her­self move and bob a lit­tle faster in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hot Ticket, fiction by Larry Thacker

Pret­ty much every 4 am on a Tues­day found Ed loaf­ing at the Quik Pick #2. He would slow sip cof­fee and flirt with Elma as much as she’d allow, all the while mind­less­ly shuf­fling through lay­ers of tossed scratch … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Poems by John Stupp

Angels Angels are strangers bump­ing into you a poet wrote— I read it in Poet­ry so it must be true if so the odds are good as a city com­muter I will encounter angels more fre­quent­ly than a farmer in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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