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Housefinch

Friday, May 29th, 2015

by Lorna D. Keach

Wednesday the 12th:

Julien stepped on a rattlesnake today. The poison got deep before anyone found him. Papa brought him back to the house, but of course he didn’t let Julien go inside to die. Julien cried and cried, but Papa kept telling him we can’t let Itzal in the house.… Keep reading...

Dream On

Friday, May 29th, 2015

by Leland Neville

It was a nice fender bender, very polite, gentle. The thud, almost inaudible, reminded Olivia of the soft sound a lump of concrete makes after striking a prone body. A middle-aged man, dark suit and striped tie, emerged from the navy blue BMW, carefully closed the door, walked languidly towards the silver Audi, leaned over, and tapped delicately on the driver’s window.… Keep reading...

Have You Seen Her?

Friday, September 5th, 2014

by Karen Pullen

I remember every detail of that last morning. I’d fixed pancakes and bacon for the three of us. Our seven-year-old, Connor, rocked in his squeaky chair, humming, lost in his crazy-boy thoughts. When sunlight struck a crystal hanging in the window, scattering rainbow flickers around the kitchen, he reached out his hands to catch the flying jewels.… Keep reading...

North

Friday, September 5th, 2014

by Chelsea Eckert

The redshirts had started going through Uncle Fulton’s boxes. Not gently and with love, like a man with his wife’s antiques, or like Holly might have. They had found Fulton’s maps and grasped and pulled at them and were hollering about Rhodesia!Keep reading...

Spring After Rain

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

by Tantra Bensko

The lit-up boy came crying down the stairs covered in footsteps ringing through night-gardens. Only in that moment could we change who we were, and who we ever would be. Evaporation misted toward the stars.

The lanterns fizzled out.… Keep reading...

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