Posts Tagged "issue 22"

Quest

by on Mar 15, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Jessica P. Wick I thought I knew how it should be done: I’d go by gloaming when the moon is milk down to the ivy where the wood is rotted and three bridges are clotted in spider silk. I’d say, O, you strong-man, you: with your forked-leaf, dark-leaf, your strangle-vine, your leaves...

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The King of Cats, the Queen of Wolves

by , and on Mar 15, 2011 in Poetry | 0 comments

Rhysling Award Nominee “Long Poem” By Mike Allen, Sonya Taaffe, and Nicole Kornher-Stace 1. These gouges where glaciers furrowed toward the sea were smooth-sloped still, ice-muscled, snowbound; these waves, a salt-waste of frozen crests: and we were handprints of smoke on...

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Rats

by on Mar 5, 2011 in Short Fiction | 8 comments

By Veronica Schanoes What I am about to tell you is a fairy tale and so it is constantly repeating.  Little Red Riding Hood is always setting off through the forest to visit her granny.  Cinderella is always trying on a glass slipper.  Just so, this story is constantly re-enacting...

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The Speaking Bone

by on Mar 5, 2011 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

By Kat Howard The island itself was made from bones. There was a church, in another land, similarly constructed. The decayed flesh of the saints slipped from its underlying architecture, the white bones, sacred and incorruptible, incarnating the holy place. But the Kostnice Ossuary had...

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The Dust and the Red

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By Darin Bradley I was ten the first time I saw the pearl.  The soil had come loose in Sweetgrass, and to protect the family, my father dug the pearl out of its niche beneath the jamb.  He had to clean it, and, since we only had one room, he had no choice but to show us.  Taking it...

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