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Stories 2013

The Offbeat

By Jeanie Keogh I belly-flop onto the king-size hotel bed. Tomorrow we are on the road at eight. Tonight is still in its package. Rich is next door talkin...

Muscle Man

By Brittany Smith Muscle Man’s plastic hands are curled into fists. His chest muscles bulge. He wears yellow briefs over an orange bodysuit and his chiseled ...

Cold Comfort

By Terri Favro I found it spread-eagled on a sack of organic potatoes –– one of those dolls with a ring that you pull to make it baby-talk. Only, it didn’t l...

Cardigan Blues

By Nana K. Adjei-Brenyah We are those dudes. The muscle and the gavel, the Friday night lights. Together we run shit, because we can, because we have to. We ...

The King Beet

By Graeme Lottering The sun is below me, bright and vivid—my lashes unable to contain it. I see glassy micro-droplets of morning dew captured in the v-shaped...

Trying

By Emily Kendy I woke up Monday morning feeling out of whack and as scrambled as a failing hard drive. A dream about fizzled love left my mind burnt out to t...

Little Cooking Hands

by Chris Kuriata Hey kids! Did you know you can make a ghost appear by baking a pizza? It’s true. Our easy recipe makes a mouth watering pizza AND summons th...

Marie

by Mikael Raheem I walk confidently towards my car, parked under a street lamp. The click of my shoes bounces off the walls behind me as I leave the alle...