February 2019 | The Piltdown Review

February 2019

In the Long Ago

In the Long Ago

What do you call a scab that covers the entirety of your skin—the organ that takes the brunt when everything goes well, when everything goes to shit?
Piltdown Awardeth . . . our first fiction prizes!

Piltdown Awardeth . . . our first fiction prizes!

With no further ado, we’re pleased to announce the top three prize­winners in our 2018 Fall/Winter Fiction Contest!
Resurrection in Pivka

Resurrection in Pivka

We know the feeling of two arms embracing. But what is the feeling of one arm embracing?
deux nuages

deux nuages

A moment: there’s nothing more brief or revisited; enjoyable or painful; life-changing or damning. Moments are the kindle of dreams and nightmares.
Gift Shop

Gift Shop

They say that love’s not a game for three. But then again, they’re not a woman in her fifties—and they’ve never met Jamie.
Super Mario Bros. Coin

Super Mario Bros. Coin

We’re the most common item found in this two-bit overworld, but as we warped down the ultrasonic tunnel black, what I saw was a rather uncommon glow.
Calanques

Calanques

There are depths unknown, unexplored by our bodies. Waters so blue, bluer than your eyes when you’re lost in one of your moods.
Elegy for Easy Seasons (or, Internal Seasons in Disarray)

Elegy for Easy Seasons (or, Internal Seasons in Disarray)

Spring when knowledge felt like teenage love: blush, some words—branching out, tasting, opening, until the last hour of Summer light.
From Beyond Words

From Beyond Words

An agreement between rival yet tightly bound siblings casts eerie reverberations through one’s late-life pursuit of love.

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