Andrew LaRaia

It’s Strange   It’s strange, What we can turn ourselves into: Put yourself on a bender, become an alcoholic— three days, maybe four. It’s easy— just a little effort, that’s all it will take. I’m lucky, I suppose, that it’s just booze: Imagine what I could do to myself if I really got adventurous?  …

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A Tree, A Rabbit, And Naiveté

That autumn morning as we neared our tree, Grandpa stopped hard and pressed a meaty finger to my lips. A snowshoe hare had taken refuge under our Sugar Maple, shaded pistachio and apple. “God’s little creatures need heartening too.” His voice was like gravel, even his whispers were wieldy. I was nine, unwilling to share….

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Born Aquatic He Was

webbed, goose-white nut-broadened bird. He could green-water scum-break and wet- feather-waddle from the shallows. He stumbled through lives, wives, fragrance and faux pas, yet by boat or bank, under bridge, elegant he was, easy legged, otter-elan, loafing, lollygagging log-light, drifting towards senility with a watery grace. Once he challenged the current near Dubuque and came…

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Here’s to staying up late and watching Pulp Fiction instead of staying up late because your mind is cycling with stress.   Here’s to eating the best oven pizza you’ve ever had after days of not being able to keep food down.   Here’s to harsh cigarettes and a longneck lighter on a metal table…

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Luiza Flynn-Goodlett: Featured Author

GHOST PLANE FOR HELIOS AIRWAYS FLIGHT 522   Logic unhinges. Hallucinations shuffle down the isles. A stray laugh rises. Oxygen masks are little more   than decoys; we keep them strapped to our cheeks, but can’t recall why. Children hush, turn a dull blue.   Pilots slump across the controls like scarecrows. The first nervous…

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Anna Zumbro

No Good Deed   He might have been twenty-five, or fifty. His face was so dirty it was impossible to tell. Mayra first saw him picking through a pile of litter near her dormitory. His purposeful search stopped with the discovery of a half-eaten cheeseburger. Horrified, Mayra watched the burger travel from the grass to…

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