Posts Tagged "issue 82"

Death Flowers of Never-Forgotten Love

by on Mar 15, 2016 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

1,800 words He rests like frozen time in the coffin—his face embalmed to wax, his cheeks flushed to rouge and an ever-sparkling smile on lips I’d kissed only days ago. Family and friends file by his body muttering inconsequentials, disbelief. “He looks so life-like” they say, even though...

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Allegory of the Woman from Earth

by on Mar 11, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

There was a woman who sprouted from dirt in a busy playground. She rose upside down, soles first. The children there placed cotton in the webbing of her toes and painted her nails. For a while it seemed the earth was giving birth to a keyboard. But a woman always surprises. When her head...

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Interview with Author Travis Heermann

by on Mar 9, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Travis Heermann has spent most of the last 20 years making all his dreams come true (even though if you ask him, he has a few things yet to cross off his bucket list).  He’s lived in Japan, traveled extensively throughout Asia, and currently resides in the shadow of an active volcano. ...

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Screaming Without a Mouth

by on Mar 7, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

4,300 Words HIRONORI Sun, Dec. 1, 08:57 Want to meet me at Lawson’s? Kasumi’s funeral is today. Oh, sorry, Yukiko. I forgot. How about tomorrow? I can’t think about that now! My best friend just died! Sun, Dec. 1, 11:34 Kasumi was nice. A little weird, but nice. Come on, Yukiko. You need...

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Naked

by on Mar 3, 2016 in Poetry | 5 comments

I will strip you bare.   And I won’t stop at skin. You can still hide a lot beneath skin.   And what about this thin layer of muscle, quivering and flexing beneath my gaze? That, too, must go.   And what of this strange cage made of bones, curved like sideways teeth around your reality?...

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