Two women, worlds apart. Lena Vanelslander, writing from Ghent, Belgium and Marilyn Campiz, a writer from the United States and teaching in South Korea, come together in a fury of words spanning a whole of three weeks and birthing 139 pages of wonder titled “Quills of Fire.”
Our Valentine’s Day issue is themed “Strange Love”. What does love mean to you? To some, it means being with a person who makes you feel normal. To others, it’s about feeling freaky. Put away your chocolate hearts and nibble on the hearty words of Jason McCormick, Joseph Gant, and Len Kuntz as they showContinue reading “Prose #116”
I’ve done this once before when I needed extra cash; sold my dead mother’s jewelry. I harbor no sentimental attachment to any of it or to any that was given to me when I was a child. Horses are what I value— endearing chestnuts, somber browns, and a couple of scrappy gray ponies. TheyContinue reading “Trinkets by Jennifer Houston”
Growing up, I never imagined that one day I would write about the odd way my life intersected with my father’s in the early predawn hours of our family living room. As I would stretch out on the short pile rug in the darkness for a daily long-distance run, he’d already be sunk deep intoContinue reading “Frida’s Diary by Jay Lewenstein”
“Wouldn’t it be like so funny if my penis could talk?” Henri says. He is three years old, I am twenty years older than that and I am babysitting him. We are cousins. I am secretly pretending he is my little brother. He is openly pretending I am Ariel from The Little Mermaid. ExceptContinue reading “The Penis Game by Chloe Caldwell”
Kaspar Traulhaine, approximate by Pablo D’Stair Reviewed by David Blaine Published 2009 by Brown Paper Publishing ISBN 978-1-43829-184-0 152 pp, paperback, $6.95 U.S. This novel is the paranoid screed of its psychotic first person narrator, Kaspar Traulhaine.
New poetry by Michael Ceraolo, Mike Finely, Joseph M. Gant, Ananya S. Guha, Laura McKee, satnrose, Almond Sylem, and Justin Wade Thompson Laura McKee where the snow lay dinted In the meantime I try to remember the blush of things. Before the cold slub woven bluish lines of love evolving. So now I tread waterContinue reading “Poetry #116”
Issue 115 brings you into dreamland. Dreams of youth, innocence, and the loss of both. Kick up your feet and enjoy the magical stories of Joseph Gant, Roger Drouin, and the editor’s pick for “must read twice” by Brad Rose. The Night a Boy Forgot to Dream Joseph Gant The first time Superman yawned asContinue reading “Prose #115”