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Free Golf

Free Golf

Can a Michigan family deliver their youngest son to rehab for gambling addiction without disaster striking? Don’t bet on it.
Voodoo Dodo

Voodoo Dodo

During the Mexican Revolution, Zapatistas caused the extinction of the DoDo, Xochimilco, subfossil extraction for oil.
Salt Crusted on Automotive Glass

Salt Crusted on Automotive Glass

Between me, safe in my seat on this bus, and the decadent majesty of the salmon-red cliffs of eastern Utah, a ghost landscape stands sentinel.
On a Folksy Painting of Kids Throwing Die, Harlem

On a Folksy Painting of Kids Throwing Die, Harlem

Tap tap tap foretold the stoop’s cartomancy ahead. Green worms ravage the expected shrine, bend moonward & escape.
The Tiniest Part of Me

The Tiniest Part of Me

When a white lawyer tries to negotiate a settlement for a black police victim, the greatest resistance comes from a most unexpected quarter.
Squirrel Resurrection

Squirrel Resurrection

Oakland squirrel on the street—RIP: its language was like Coleridge’s albatross that spoke through the neck of a Hanged Man.
The Birthing Room

The Birthing Room

SECOND PRIZE WINNER. A young family’s visit to a former stop on the Underground Railroad stirs up disquieting ghosts of the past.
Q. & A. with Lisa W. Rosenberg

Q. & A. with Lisa W. Rosenberg

The New Jersey psychotherapist, Second Prize winner in our Fall/Winter Fiction Contest, discusses her short story “The Birthing Room.”
Out of Habit

Out of Habit

Just before sea-coated sky, the Anhinga reaches bat wings against the Intercoastal canal, Palm Coast.
Last Friday Evening

Last Friday Evening

Something terrific has happened, my android manservant, HE, whispers, a synthetic peal HE thinks soothing. I stop chopping scallions.

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  • Ship of Fools: Surviving Fragment of Triptych
    a poem by Rose Auslander
  • Long Eared Owl: Refuse Container Outside the Metropolitan Museum
    a poem by Jonathan Andrew Pérez
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    a poem by Roger W. Hecht
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    a story by Mark Wagstaff
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    a story by William Shunn
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