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March 2012

Monday, March 26th, 2012

New Phantasma…

Ten Tumors by Gregg Winkler

The children’s cries bounced around the house, then, before long they were running through the front room again, screaming and wailing. Sandia laughed with them, holding up her hands at them, “Please, children, you’re going to wake the — ”

But it was too late.… Keep reading...

Ten Tumors

Monday, March 26th, 2012

by Gregg Winkler

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The woman was there to have a grapefruit size tumor removed from her abdomen. They were hoping to go in, remove the tissue, and begin post-operative treatment as soon as possible to prevent more tumors from developing.… Keep reading...

Dad

Monday, March 26th, 2012

by Jonathan Byrd

My dad lived long enough to be ashamed of me.

To make sure of this, he had himself frozen and arranged for his chamber to be placed in my living room.  There, I would be sure to see his disapproving scowl from all angles: when I come home from the job he disapproved of, played with the cats (who weren’t grandchildren), or had a fuck on the couch with my wife (who wasn’t the woman he would have chosen).… Keep reading...

Dearest Son

Monday, March 26th, 2012

by Graeme Penman

Dearest Son,

I have not a single doubt that you will promptly ignore anything I might say to you being the insolent and indolent child that you are, but still I feel obliged to give you some small pieces of advice to guide you through your life in whichever big city you find yourself.… Keep reading...

Winter Baby

Monday, March 26th, 2012

by Anna Caro

We knew our homes to be haunted from such a young age that we never feared it. At the end of the year, when the snows thawed and beams of sunlight shot through between the mountains, we offered thanks to them for their protection over the long fallow season, for the summer that had at long last arrived and the world they had left us.… Keep reading...

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