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Wanted Animals

Wanted Animals

Nothing’s lonelier than the conviction that, if you wandered off into the woods alone, no one would come looking for you.
The Hutch

The Hutch

Bold white spray-painted letters drip until they pool like blood—sinister in regard but their meaning lost on me.
The Uncastrated Sky

The Uncastrated Sky

The uncastrated Sky looms heavy & hard over the cowering untamable, my father’s yowling rage Earth-shaking against the Universal No.
Animal Hospital

Animal Hospital

Before my coat is off three lines are ringing. “Animal Hospital, please hold. Animal Hospital, please hold. Animal Hospital, how can I help you?”
Space Coast

Space Coast

Water whispers over bone, and salt air pulses like blood in the Florida night. When you’re the only one of your kind, why resist the call?
Piltdown Resteth . . . sort of

Piltdown Resteth . . . sort of

We’re closed to submissions for a few months, but don’t worry. We already have great new poetry and fiction queued up for you through the spring, and we’ll have contest winners to share soon too!
Smoke

Smoke

I make it my general practice not to drink and write. At least, I try not to drink when writing fiction.
Welcome to the Fatherland

Welcome to the Fatherland

No one knows the son except the father, and no one knows the father except the son. But good luck convincing the son of that.
The Departure of Uncle Boris

The Departure of Uncle Boris

It costs you nothing to accept the fact of an old aunt’s vision—until suddenly that growing mania creeps inside you, seeking to nest and incubate.
Truck Stop Angels

Truck Stop Angels

Angel or no angel, the only thing that truly matters is backing up to that loading dock in St. Louis on time. And maybe this one story.

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  • The Birth of Athena
    a poem by Cash Myron Toklas
  • Ten for Ever and Ever for Tenner
    a story by Heron Greenesmith
  • from Borrowings of the Shan Van Vocht
    poems by Catherine Moore
  • In the Long Ago
    a poem by Jose Oseguera
  • Resurrection in Pivka
    a story by Robert Klose
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