Tag: issue 4

Alexandra Kontes

Every Bird Casts a Shadow by Alexandra N. Kontes

Every Bird Casts a Shadow Alexandra N. Kontes Dear Sir: You know that green hat in your new story? Well, you can’t have it. It’s mine. I’ve already started cutting the words green hat out of the copies of your books at Barnes and Noble, so you are just going to have to think of…




Catie Jarvis

Ice by Catie Jarvis

Ice Catie Jarvis Inspired by the Delmore Schwartz story “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” I. It is cold outside, a hard dry cold. The animals and trees have taken on a frigid silence. Nothing moves. I’m standing outside an unfamiliar country home, blue vinyl and plastic shutters. Inside, Mary-Anne Sulyard waits in the kitchen. Her house…




the idiot’s guide to morons by Tony Rauch

the idiot’s guide to morons (dave granger is in grave danger) Tony Rauch dave-o and me at work me and dave granger work in the back of the bottling plant on the east side. it’s a really nice job—everyone leaves us alone, the work isn’t too bad—and best of all, we can drink all we…




Joseph Gordon

Ejectioning by Joseph Gordon

Ejectioning Joseph Gordon The first time I saw the flea willowing. That was in August. That flea, like some drunken sun, so timid, taxed—spent seconds each morning. Fleaodore, I knew him as, though he never bothered with anything else. That was the first time. In August. He scurried out of the cracks in some errant…