Shirley

by Dorene O’Brien Shirley tells me that she once owned a horse that won the Kentucky Derby. She says she had a doe living inside her house for two years until her husband said she had to let it go. She says that after the deer peed on her throw rug she spanked it and it…

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A Conversation

by Nathan Schiller Conversation Between Two Young White Men Waiting for Food in Murray’s Bagels in the West Village, Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1 P.M., YR 2007   “So my buddy from law school, this one who dropped out, he’s out in L.A. and started dating this girl.” “Yeah.” “Yeah, she’s like a…

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Hunger Pangs

by Joe Hillenbrand Man, was I hungry. There was nothing to eat in the house so I ordered a large pizza and ate the whole thing – but I was still starving. So I searched for something, anything, to eat. Couldn’t find a thing. Not a slice of bread. Not a cracker. Not even a…

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Alien Invasion Tapes, #87

by Dorene O’Brien It was back in ’63 they set down in my wheat field, and I was too damn angry to be scared. I knew that crop was gone and it wasn’t a thing anyone could do about it. When they come out of their spaceship-no, no it wasn’t a door that swung down…

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Rosie Pova: Flash of Reality

Beyond and above – no fear. I crumbled. The darkness invited the light. Tender and trembling. Uncertain and fading. Surrounded by hideous giants… A moment. A sigh. Departing from previous lives. Defrosting and pouring over a bottomless well. Awaiting. And breathing. Involved with no will. Too late or too early, but never on time. Suspicious….

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The Ansonia Girl

by Peter LaBerge After a while, I got used it. I think the shrill wind’s kicking at my dusty, bloody ankles is the most painful part. I guess you could call it trading one set of parents in for another- the amorous couple in Cadmonic, then the old rickety woman on Lincoln Avenue, and now…

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