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Hospital Bed in Early December Woods

Cori A. Winrock How many times can we talk about beds as boats before the wreck becomes less? Because I know you not as a lover loves, I know it was me who replaced your backless gown—let myself let myself … Continue reading

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Pacifisms

Michelle Burke Before going to bed, I read an article about Camus. I wake to find my cat chewing stitches from her belly. On hold with the vet, I remember something clever the article writer said— that Camus did not … Continue reading

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The Birthday Girl

Terrence Cheng Too big, she thought, as she stared, looked around, wondered. She saw and heard nothing except for the chirping of crickets in the oncoming dusk and the random whoosh of cars on the avenue nearby. She knew she … Continue reading

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Strays

Lisa Lenzo One spring evening as I’m reading in bed, Marly calls and tells me that there is a man sleeping on her porch. “I think he’s moved in, Mom. The couch on the porch is his new home base. … Continue reading

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Close to the Edge

Emari DiGiorgio Watch it he says. I’m pushing the egg, subtly at first, but now         that he’s said something, hard with the fork, launching         a reckless wobble. I ask Is it selfless or selfish to kamikaze, to hijack a 757 … Continue reading

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Terrorists

David Meeker i The wild ride’s begun, the dogs let loose at dusk, and we’ve wrapped ourselves         in a rare lineage of ancient fur. Cold with the black breath of the hunt and the unintelligible whispering         of wind in the … Continue reading

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Undo the Trouble

Tyler McMahon Restaurant Dave didn’t even bring his board. With empty hands, he walked south along Encinitas Boulevard in his work clothes. The polished wing tips pinched at his feet. His creased pant-legs dangled just a little too high above … Continue reading

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White Girl Digging a Hole

Henrietta Goodman For almost twenty years I lived in Missoula, Montana, but now I own a house in Lubbock, Texas, and four little girls are doing cheers in my living room. It’s early spring, almost dark, the grackles shrieking in … Continue reading

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Baptizing the Dead

Michael Palmer On October 17, 2007, a Union Pacific employee called the Tooele Police Department and reported a vacated truck in the Salt Lake desert. The truck was parked next to the train tracks, and had been there since just … Continue reading

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Dream With a Train in It

Jim Daniels (after Edwin Reyes) Considering the lack of oversight, the lack of tracks, considering the shunned moon and the bitter grit of stars, the bed’s gravelly silence and the idling tinted-window bass-thump SUV, the melting ticket and the grim … Continue reading

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