Tag: issue 2

Veer-Off by Steven Ray Smith

Veer-Off Steven Ray Smith The lights were purple, harlequin, and orange but they did not mean stop, or slow, or go like all the traffic signals I had known since outgrowing gibberish times when foreign everything went in and out my mouth and colors flashing beyond the window were jellies blinking to be eaten. On…




Recall by Rebecca Schwab

Recall Rebecca Schwab When constituents expressed, via text message and Facebook, the desire to speak directly to one another even less, the government helpfully stepped in. “It’s sort of like the Electoral College,” the President explained, via Tweet. “Or the Fifth Amendment.” They sold mandated Mood Skin™ at pharmacies and supermarkets, offering deep discounts to…




Mythology by Myron Michael

Mythology Myron Michael (This is how Jesus met Diana at an existentialist park, as he was working to regenerate the wheel-chaired limbs of an amputee who, in figuring the moon, had felt the strident chords of her will before—wherewithal withstanding, a pentagon was erected right next to Diana’s temple as Jesus, with the wiredrawn hair…




This Is Your Underlife by Patrick Cole

This Is Your Underlife Patrick Cole Going west to see her, Xmas in the airport, movement, crowds refusing to coagulate, the airport, living within the petri dish under the microscope. People walking waiting, going on mindless errands, to the news stand, the rest room, the bar, tiny journeys within their journeys, trying to kill time….




What I Can’t Say at My Neighbor’s Party Looking at a Map of the United States by Scott T. Starbuck

What I Can’t Say at My Neighbor’s Party Looking at a Map of the United States Scott T. Starbuck Texas is, and always has always been, an upside down shark eating Mexico. Florida is a phallic reminder of how the nation got screwed – twice. And who can forget Louisiana getting the boot during Katrina…