Posts Tagged "issue 16"

Ghosha

by on Sep 13, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Shweta Narayan System error, Devi says soft as incense ash. Titanium arms (red with reflected silk turmeric-daubed brass gears machine oil slick, anointed with drops of sesame) still empty of blessing. Another child tugs on a gold-edged sari, points high at the bell Father tends the...

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The Chorus of Dead Girls

by on Sep 13, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By JoSelle Vanderhooft Winter sticks between our ribs: lightless shale, bayonets of ice and last September’s briars. But hunger’s knife twists stronger yet. We move upon its edge, two by two, Ark-formation, restless as magpies turning dun-grass— no screw or coffin nail or burnished coin,...

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each thing i show you is a piece of my death

by and on Sep 13, 2010 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

By Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer  “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” —The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, William Shakespeare. Somewhere, out beyond the too-often-unmapped intersection of known and forgotten, there’s a hole through which...

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Portage

by on Sep 13, 2010 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By An Owomoyela When it came time to carry her father’s soul down from the mountain, she had nothing to carry it in.  The bowl her mother had carved from heirloom ivory, fitted together like a puzzle mosaic and watertight without needing glue, had been shattered that morning in an...

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L’esprit de L’escalier

by on Sep 13, 2010 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

3,400 Words Rat opens the double doors and the stairwell smells of baking, the air thick with dull warmth and the smell of yeasty dough. He wrinkles his long nose and wonders if it will be like this for the entire way down, or if the doughy stink will gradually transform itself into the...

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