Posts Tagged "issue 85"

Cuckoo Girls

by on Jun 13, 2016 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

5,900 Words “You never wait to see if it’s really dead,” says Samantha, leaning over the small arsenal configured in pristine rows on the linoleum. “Because, you know, it isn’t. You just put it down for however long, and you run. You try to make it to a new place before it gets back up.”...

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Later, they found her journal

by on Jun 9, 2016 in Poetry | 0 comments

1. June 4, 1981 I held a flashlight under my chin Called my friends to the bathroom We stood in front of the mirror Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Nothing but our faces Laughing back at us 2. February 3, 2015 Go on Say it now Bloody Mary Bloody Mary Bloody Mary You had your eyes...

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Interview with Author Mary Pletsch

by on Jun 8, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Any author can tell a story with words. But one who tells it through song and rhythm and meter is building a world and an atmosphere in an entirely different way. In the generation spanning story “Folk Hero,” Mary Pletsch uses music to show the passing of time, the pain of a war, which...

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Folk Hero

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

5,200 Words Corporal Carlisle Beckett had known from the beginning that teasing the truth out of forty-six (at last count) verses about the Ardua County Sniper would permanently engrave the lyrics into his memory. Still, he hadn’t planned on the tune insinuating itself through his...

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Words from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jun 7, 2016 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

Welcome to issue 85! It’s a new month and we’re pleased to bring you a new issue with new fiction. In “Folk Hero,” Mary Pletsch writes an entertaining and heartbreaking tale examining how hate, fear, and distrust manifests in society through generation after generation. Douglas F....

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