Posts Tagged "issue 19"

Cancelled Flight

by on Dec 7, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

by W.C. Roberts You’ll find the Pièta d’Avignon at the bar clutching a telegram from her husband the cretin of Panama— “dying of yellow fever beside the canal. All hope, everything in pieces” —received that afternoon with an aplomb that startled Facteur Cheval and those folks along his...

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Flourless Devil’s Food

by on Dec 7, 2010 in Poetry | 0 comments

By Shweta Narayan Oranges: you’ll have to grow your own, love, feed them finger-cut, moon-flow, any blood will do.  The neighbour’s cat –just say coyotes got her– and mice who skitter now across her silence. Migrant workers’ daughters when your tree grows...

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At the Core

by on Dec 7, 2010 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

By Erzebet YellowBoy Fat, red, the grocer’s sticker still adhered to its egg-smooth skin; it rested on top of some other fruits in a tattered basket whose stained wicker unwound itself and broke with a snapping sound when touched.  There was always a bright, delicious apple in...

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Pale, and from a Sea-Wave Rising

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By C.S.E. Cooney Aquilo Vickery Makepeace, anatomy student, was looking for corpses when he found the undine. It was late morning and blustery. The lighthouse at the end of narrow-necked Point Judith had been destroyed by the gale two days ago, and there she was in the wreckage,...

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Radishes

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By Nick Wolven Weeds rise from the roof.  We live beneath an accidental garden.  It got worse with the summer rains.  The shingles grew moldy, and yellow stalks rooted and sucked at the tar, turning black as they drank it like little oil wells.  Then the mushrooms sprouted, and then the...

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