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Breakfast with Santa

By | 2018-01-10T17:56:26+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Issue 53: 11 Jan 2018|Tags: , |

By Abby E. Murray Santa arrives at the chemical bay on Joint Base Lewis McChord in a Stryker, 8AM sharp on Saturday, Colonel’s orders, free of charge. Santa has an Alabama twang. Santa says he’d like to make a quick announcement, his voice ringing in rented speakers that broadcast Christmas carols as well as the pale [...]

The Wall

By | 2018-01-10T17:06:29+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Issue 53: 11 Jan 2018|Tags: , , |

A Poster by Tomaso Marcolla   Tomaso Marcolla was born in 1964, in Trento, Italy, where he currently lives and creates. Graduated from the Art Institute of Trento, he began work as a graphic designer in 1985. He began to experiment his passion for art with watercolors, “applying them on non-traditional backgrounds, from Japanese paper to chalk.” [...]

Evidence-Based

By | 2018-01-10T17:05:38+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Issue 53: 11 Jan 2018|Tags: , , |

A Poem Against Tyranny   By Margarita Engle When words are banned by a president who imagines that limiting language is his entitlement, all poets must use our vulnerable freedom of speech before we lose it the way transgender people can lose rights, the White House has lost diversity, and any fetus might lose hope for [...]

A Modest Proposal

By | 2018-01-10T20:07:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Issue 53: 11 Jan 2018|Tags: , , , |

By Dina Honour   From Business Day: A big name greeting card company today announced a launch date for its highly anticipated new range of greeting cards. The Second to None cards were designed in response to the increase of gun-related casualties, and specifically targets consumers looking for a way to reach out to friends or relatives affected by gun-violence. The [...]

On Learning the Department of Justice, Using an Artistic Expression Argument, Will Side With the Colorado Baker Who Refused to Sell a Wedding Cake to a Same-Sex Couple

By | 2017-12-26T13:46:20+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Issue 52: 28 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , , |

By Joni Mayer   The baker is open to the public, may have asked his other couples how and where they met—eHarmony, blind date, a Boulder bar, but never Grindr— may have been inspired by those data to use apricot filling in place of peach mousse, to stack four tiers instead of three, may have lied [...]

Rage Vow

By | 2017-12-26T14:03:44+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Issue 52: 28 Dec 2017|Tags: , , |

By Cesca Janece Waterfield   Hang a wreath on my maiden door, pubic-black and furled, a bough to say someone has passed over. Bury her pleats and sweet sestinas among spring narcissus, and if you recall the flush, soft breast that slipped free in primeval joy, do not depend on the moon of her aureole now. [...]

Pantoum for ‘Real America’

By | 2017-12-26T14:26:10+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Issue 52: 28 Dec 2017|Tags: , |

By D.A. Gray The men we knew have long since passed. Their bodies still fill the broadest doorways but something in their eyes, their voice has gone replaced by a rage that crackles over the radio. Their bodies still fill the broadest of doorways and their eyes follow us, from great distances. There’s only the rage [...]

Meta

By | 2017-12-26T15:36:10+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Issue 52: 28 Dec 2017|Tags: , |

A short story by Colin Patrick Ennen Antonia ducked behind a hardware store to catch her breath and avoid puking, thinking there was no way they'd look for her skinny, uncoordinated ass there. Huffing hard, she vowed to get in shape if she made it through this crisis, because either something was buzzing nearby or her [...]

Two Poems by Laura Orem

By | 2017-12-12T14:13:04+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , |

Letter from Guantanamo Seasons don’t matter except for the discomfort they bring. June is just hotter. The Caribbean thuds against Cuba, steaming like soup, saltier than our tears, if anyone cried here. Whether we bear it or not, the pain continues. The interrogator takes his work as seriously as Michaelangelo considered the perfect pink of [...]

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Civil Discourse in the Trumpocalypse

By | 2017-12-12T14:04:20+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , |

By Sara Marchant   My brother Marvin is calling me, and, as usual, I debate whether to answer the phone. My mother claims she never had an affair with Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David, but my brother is so similar to the self-centered, self-absorbed, neurotic nervous maniac David, that I’m not sure I believe her. I [...]

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Cast

By | 2017-12-12T22:31:03+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , |

By Ruth Nolan Many bones have been broken here in the tricky Mojave River quicksand, huge Cottonwood trees taken down, gnawed low to the marrow by beavers. Behind me, the shadow of a man, his fishing pole slung across his shoulder. He tells me he will catch crawdads first, skin and fry a trout or two [...]

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Coconut Boys

By | 2017-12-18T08:12:11+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 51: 14 Dec 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt   Mr. Phan stands and faces the passengers, his small frame mostly hidden by his seat back, a microphone in his hand. He blinks through thick, round glasses. Nodding in one direction, his eyes grow large; in another, bisected. On his periphery, rice fields blur by, water buffalo, shrines sending the smoke of [...]

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