Tag: issue 2

Emily and Big-Headed Anna by Stephanie Dickinson

Emily and Big-Headed Anna Stephanie Dickinson Emily and Big-Headed Anna * 1927. There in the dawn after milking I discover Anna, my husband’s sister, bent over the hay manger. Her big head’s covered by a hat the color of a song sparrow or a cloud of road dust. Mouth ajar as if a pasture gate’s…




Leaving the Building by Ira Brooker

Leaving the Building Ira Brooker In those final seconds, feeling His consciousness ebbing, watching the bathroom tile hurtling upward angry at His face, did He perhaps return to two rooms of Tupelo squalor, the only hot water that which He or Mama or Vernon when he was free and sober would boil up on that…




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…